PFF and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities that explicitly state in their missions a commitment to serving Black students and communities are commonly referred to as Historically Black Colleges and Universities or HBCUs. These institutions play a vital role in providing access and opportunity in higher education for Black students.

These institutions were important partners in the PFF programs. With their unique missions and campus cultures, the HBCU partners allowed doctoral students to experience faculty life in an environment very different from the one on their research university campus.

The 16 HBCUs that were involved in PFF clusters include:


Institution Location
Alcorn State University Mississippi
Benedict College South Carolina
Bowie State University Maryland
Central State University Ohio
Florida A&M University Florida
Grambling State University Louisiana
Howard University Washington, DC
Huston-Tilotson College Texas
Kentucky State University Kentucky
Morehouse College Georgia
Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia
North Carolina Central University North Carolina
Prairie View A&M University Texas
Spelman College Georgia
Texas Southern University Texas
Virginia State University Virginia


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