HBCU Initiative

The HBCU Initiative - a project of the Policy Center - advances the health and prosperity of North Carolina's 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which represent more than 10% of all HBCUs in the country. Their role in the economy, higher education, and the talent pipeline is often misunderstood by business, community, and policy leaders. These institutions of higher education have far-reaching economic and educational impact.

Through robust research and analysis, innovative programming, and meaningful convening, the Policy Center strengthens the community of HBCUs in North Carolina by:

  • exposing leaders to the economic, educational, and workforce impacts of HBCUs,
  • deepening understanding of their challenges and opportunities, and
  • building a community of informed, devoted supporters and advocates across sectors and industries.

HBCU News and Notes

HBCU Digest

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Mapping Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Economic Series

HBCU Green Study


2014 HBCU Green Report
A collaborative project of NCIMED and the Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University, the report highlights significant activity under way on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence on major national green surveys.