Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

The National Student Clearinghouse recently released a new report that captures more segmented data than has been previously available. The report, completed in partnership with the Lumina Foundation, tracked students from 2010 through 2016. In addition to tracking race and ethnicity, the data looks at type of college (4-year vs. 2-year), course load per semester, and transfer status (i.e., did … Read More

Campaign encourages adults to finish education

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette Balancing responsibilities Learn More Indiana offers these tips for adults who attend school while working. Be organized: Find a dedicated place to keep schoolwork, and keep a schedule with absolute deadlines, meetings and classes. Keep work and school separate. Be flexible: Fill time between classes with studying or try to work through lunches. Unexpected … Read More

Make Your HBCU’s Website an Enrollment Magnet

By Andrea Ferguson, President of HBCUgrow partner AndiSites Inc. The good news is that enrollment is increasing at some HBCUs. The reasons, however, are far from ideal. More than ever, it’s important that HBCUs present themselves as spaces that aren’t just more comfortable for students who feel uncertain about other institutions, but as places they would choose regardless. Among other strengths and offerings, … Read More

Career Pathways with Stackable Credentials

Dr. Kim Cliett Long

By Kim Cliett Long, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Administration and Extended Education Professor of Organizational Management at Wiley College Higher education institutions seeking to increase enrollments, especially online, would do well to focus on adults. National Center for Education Statistics projections of higher education enrollment from 2007–2018 suggest that the number of students over twenty-five will remain stable or increase … Read More

A Graduation Story & Marketing Your University

By David W. Hoard, CEO, DHT Associates I enjoy graduations and in particular those at HBCUs. There are always fascinating graduation stories as these real life stories make the whole question of whether HBCUs are relevant a moot point. I have been a senior administrator at various HBCUs over my career and helped numerous students. When I left Jackson State … Read More

Terrence Southern Keynotes 11/10 LEAD Conference

Terrence Southern

      iLLUMINATE S.T.E.M. Founder and robotics engineer Terrence Southern will kick off the November LEAD conference with expert advice on how historically black colleges and universities can best take advantage of their position as the nation’s top resource for providing skilled, diverse talent. Can you Hear me Now? HBCUs are Network Providers in a 21st Century Workforce In … Read More

3 degrees of Separation – The story of HBCU’s and potential impacts

David W. Hoard

By David W. Hoard, President, DHT & Associates Many of us are familiar with the old phrase and theory of “six degrees of separation.”  The concept goes that everyone in the world is connected by six degrees or contacts from each other.  It’s a fun game when it is played out to see how people are interconnected. The African American … Read More

The Demographics Demand It


By Shelley J Fortin, Ed.D, Community College Transfer, LLC There is a ticking demographic time bomb demanding action by the United States’ education community.  College degree attainment varies markedly by race and those differences will have increasing impact as we move toward a diminishing white population at the same time as the minority communities grow. The US Census projects white … Read More

Dominion Offers Diversity Scholarships and Internships

Dominion, a leading energy producer in the U.S., has several scholarship opportunities and internships available, including the Dominion Diversity Scholarship. Up to 30 Dominion Diversity Scholarships are available with a value of $5,000 each. Students attending (or planning to attend) an accredited 4-year university are encouraged to apply. Learn more at: Scholarships Internships