Hampton University Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Neelam Azad recently received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research effects and treatment for pulmonary fibrosis, a typically fatal form of lung cancer.[Read more…] about Hampton Professor Receives $1.2M Lung Disease Research Grant
Erin Chantry writes for the Charlotte Agenda about the changing face of metropolitan Charlotte, a city once known for diverse communities which is quickly shifting to meet the needs of new industry coming to town, and accompanying urban sprawl.
Hampton University President William Harvey and his wife Norma donated $553,000 to the institution earlier this week, increasing their total philanthropy to the institution to more than $4 million over 40 years of leadership at the school.
Philanthropy is typically classified as the giving money without any expectation of involvement by the giver. Investment in a university, on the other hand, usually involves a gift presented with the expectation of a return on that investment, which doesn’t always have to be financial.
When executive leadership turns over at an institution of higher education, context matters. In some instances, executives who’ve served long tenures retire with preparations made and accreditation, financial solvency, and steady enrollment all neatly packaged to deliver to the next CEO. When that next executive emerges, the product of a dutiful national search involving boards, alumni, and key stakeholders, institutions continue to enjoy the responsible and predictable growth that serves the educational and employment needs of students, faculty, staff, and the economic needs of the region.
Hampton alum and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Geriatric Physician Thomas Cudjoe shares his journey to a career in advocacy for the elderly.
A big part of how universities of all sizes and missions will survive over the next 20 years will be determined by how closely their degree programs align with stable and emerging industries. Data USA compiles statistics from federal education and census resources into a visual analytics blender to create a literal picture of what this alignment looks like for schools, cities, and states.
Here’s the industrial outlook of the United States.
And here’s a view of the jobs most commonly held by graduates from the largest HBCUs with a total enrollment of 5,000 or more students, broken down by each institution’s top five most popular degree programs.
ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY
ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
The majority of HBCU students are earning degrees which fall within the nation’s largest industrial sector of health and human services. Popular majors of education, social work, psychology, communications, biology, and engineering lead to jobs in teaching, mid-level management, mental or physical health sciences.
But this list is largely comprised of public institutions with broader admission pathways. How does it shape out for graduates of more selective HBCUs? Here are the job reports on the HBCUs with acceptance rates below 40%.
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
PAUL QUINN COLLEGE
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
Trends from this list show that degrees lead to more specialized careers in high-earning industries of law, healthcare and financial services. Even schools which have drawn negative attention for low-enrollment show that a preponderance of their graduates, according to census tracking, are working in fields that nationwide offer a high-probability of landing a job and forging a career.
HBCUs are doing a solid job of offering and awarding degrees in areas that are essential to the stability of the nation’s economy, even in regions and on campuses where such success
Taylor V. Smith is a current first-year graduate student at The George Washington University (GWU) studying Higher Education Administration. Her research interests include analyzing structures and systems that support as well as enhance retention and graduation rates at HBCUs, TRIO programs, and the role of college access programs assisting first-generation college students to and through college.
Dr. Abdullah talks about the resurgence of VSU athletics, a new grant to support agribusiness growth in Virginia’s black communities, and what has positioned the VSU as one of the state’s fast-growing institutions in new student enrollment.
The first thing to recognize about the alleged crisis at Hampton University is that the complaints, the viral videos, the rumors and the bad press are outliers for the campus. While it is not immune to trouble or correction for issues impacting one or some students, Hampton is not a place with chronic issues that rise to the level of national coverage in outlets like The Root or Essence Magazine.