Some of the nation’s largest corporations are partnering with HBCUs to recruit new hires and increase awareness of potential career paths.
After a report revealed that Tennessee withheld millions of dollars in funding from the state’s only public historically Black college, the state’s governor proposed giving the university $318 million. However, experts say that’s not enough.
Paul Quinn College is seeking to address intergenerational poverty with a new policy offering admission to friends and family of newly enrolled students.
More than a year after MacKenzie Scott donated $560 million in unrestricted funds to 23 public and private historically Black colleges and universities, the gifts have added resilience to minority-serving institutions confronting existential threats.
Recent bomb threats at dozens of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities have put campuses on edge and sparked concerns about the toll on students.
Two-thirds of HBCU students surveyed in fall 2020 reported basic needs insecurity, according to a report released in tandem with a new initiative to help historically black institutions advocate for funding and deepen their support services.
At least 11 HBCUs have announced decisions to clear some or all of their recent graduates’ outstanding tuition and fee balances.
Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott this month announced another $2.7 billion in gifts to historically underfunded organizations, including at least 31 colleges and universities.
Historically black colleges and universities across the nation are mobilizing in an effort to re-enroll the more than 5 million Black adults who have partially completed a college credential.
President Joe Biden’s new $1.8 trillion spending plan features more than $300 billion in higher education investments intended to increase college affordability and close equity gaps.
Even before the recent influx of philanthropic gifts to historically Black colleges and universities, Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons was raising unprecedented and much-needed funds for the Texas-based HBCU.
Prioritizing flexibility and affordability, a new online undergraduate program from Morehouse College seeks to broaden higher education access for the millions of Black men who have some college credit but no degree.