About Us

The HBCU Consortium is the creation of the C3 Cluster, a collaboration between Morgan State University (MSU), Norfolk State University (NSU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) through the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. Our vision is to significantly increase the number of undergraduate of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who graduate with quality college degrees that prepare them for meaningful careers through:

  1. The collaborative identification and adoption of innovative teaching practices,
  2. Sharing insights about their effectiveness,
  3. Establishing new standards based on the successful best practices and scaling those successes.

In order to enact transformation, the HBCU Consortium is focusing its efforts on the most valuable resources of the university, faculty and staff. The development of faculty and staff will subsequently have a positive impact on students at pivotal stages of their undergraduate careers.

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Meet the C3
Cluster Partners

Morgan State University

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

UNCF - A mind is a terrible thing to waste

United Negro College Fund

Washington, DC

UNCF Career Pathways Initiative

The UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), funded by Lilly Endowment, is a $50 million investment over a seven-year period,that helps four-year HBCUs and PBIs strengthen institutional career placement outcomes with the goal of increasing the number of graduates who immediately transition to meaningful jobs in their chosen fields.

The C3 institutions collaboration is established on commonalities in the following areas:

  1. Geographically located in urban regions
  2. Developed connection to growing industries including healthcare, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, and a variety of helping professions (e.g., education; social work)
  3. Academic profiles of students
  4. Strong alumni base

Consortium News

Morgan State University Joins Effort to Address Health and Neuroscience Research Disparities

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TSU helps create coding hubs at other schools

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Norfolk State to Receive Funding from Dominion Energy

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