U.S. DOE Awards Nearly $228 Million to 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HBCU LogoHistorically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to strengthen their academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building capacity, and physical plants as a result of a $227.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Awarded in Spetember 2012, the five-year grants—Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities—will include activities such as curriculum reform; counseling and student service programs; establishing teacher education programs designed to qualify students to teach; acquiring real-estate property in connection with construction, renovations, or additions that may improve campus facilities; and funding faculty and staff development. In addition, funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented.

“HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy.”

The Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant is administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education. For additional information on the grant program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3b/index.html.

HBCU Grant Recipients:

Alabama

Alabama A&M University — $3,236,524

Alabama State University — $3,994,637

Bishop State CC—Carver Campus — $500,000

Bishop State CC—Main Campus — $1,838,546

Concordia College—Selma — $1,002,132

Gadsden State Community College — $250,000

H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College — $1,244,976

J.F. Drake State Technical College — $1,433,843

Lawson State Community College — $2,991,584

Miles College — $2,011,679

Oakwood College — $1,576,796

Shelton State Community College — $1,145,605

Stillman College — $1,742,200

Talladega College — $1,339,273

Tuskegee University — $2,279,998

HBCU Grads

Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist College — $1,435,675

Philander Smith University — $1,859,312

Shorter College — $250,000

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff — $3,275,591

District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia — $2,415,668

Delaware

Delaware State University — $2,173,761

Florida

Bethune-Cookman University — $2,926,836

Edward Waters College — $1,297,176

Florida A&M University — $6,596,639

Florida Memorial University — $2,025,731

Georgia

Albany State University — $3,724,604

Clark Atlanta University — $2,756,524

Fort Valley State University — $2,626,143

Morehouse College — $2,300,748

Paine College — $1,514,609

Savannah State University — $2,793,926

Spelman College — $2,085,873

Kentucky

Kentucky State University — $2,192,831

Louisiana

Dillard University — $2,006,534

Grambling State University — $3,444,511

Southern University & A&M College — $5,331,871

Southern University New Orleans — $2,577,184

Southern University Shreveport — $2,812,234

Xavier University of Louisiana — $3,199,496

Maryland

Bowie State University — $3,001,958

Coppin State University — $2,774,741

Morgan State University — $3,890,113

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore — $2,535,353

Missouri

Harris-Stowe State University — $1,578,832

Lincoln University — $2,289,891

Mississippi

Alcorn State University — $2,981,217

Coahoma Community College — $2,472,769

Hinds Community College — $1,592,626

Jackson State University — $5,314,828

Mississippi Valley State University — $2,539,567

Rust College — $1,505,037

Tougaloo College — $2,195,106

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North Carolina

Bennett College — $1,457,849

Elizabeth City State University — $3,474,658

Fayetteville State University — $3,842,872

Johnson C. Smith University — $1,886,314

Livingstone College — $1,476,226

North Carolina A&T State University — $5,246,940

North Carolina Central University — $4,090,693

St. Augustine’s College — $1,638,519

Shaw University — $2,467,589

Winston-Salem State University — $4,375,966

Ohio

Central State University — $1,978,028

Wilberforce University — $1,231,005

Oklahoma

Langston University — $2,356,747

Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania — $1,712,647

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania — $2,081,149

South Carolina

Allen University — $1,382,744

Benedict College — $2,672,945

Claflin University — $1,844,621

Clinton Junior College — $250,000

Denmark Technical College — $1,610,441

Morris College — $1,561,979

South Carolina State University — $3,354,581

Voorhees College — $1,743,086

Tennessee

Fisk University — $1,356,300

Lane College — $2,691,975

LeMoyne-Owen College — $1,252,907

Tennessee State University — $4,851,718

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Texas

Huston-Tillotson University — $1,985,989

Jarvis Christian College — $991,903

Paul Quinn College — $1,079,394

Prairie View A&M University — $4,334,301

SW Christian College — $250,000

St. Philip’s College — $5,404,878

Texas College — $1,095,504

Texas Southern University — $4,438,376

Wiley College — $1,600,510

Virginia

Hampton University — $2,641,339

Norfolk State University — $3,312,058

St. Paul’s College — $1,392,751

Virginia State University — $3,679,066

Virginia Union University — $1,719,627

Virginia University of Lynchburg — $500,000

West Virginia

Bluefield State College — $1,208,548

West Virginia State University — $1,921,352

U.S. Virgin Islands

University of Virgin Islands — $1,650,898

 

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