Texas Southern University, Awarded $4.4 Million from the United States Department of Education


Texas Southern University has been awarded over $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen and enhance curriculum reform, counseling and student services programs. The $4.4 million is a portion of a 227.9 million dollar grant that The U.S. Department of Education is awarding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states.

The five-year grants - Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities - will include programs such as curriculum reform; counseling and student services. 

The grant will help TSU to establish teacher education programs, designed to qualify students to teach; acquire real-estate property in connection with construction, renovations, or additions that may improve campus facilities; and fund faculty and staff development. In addition, funds may be used for the purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or lab 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.