U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Mar 21, 2023

§ 608.2 - What institutions are eligible to receive a grant under the HBCU Program?

(a) To be eligible to receive a grant under this part, an institution must -

(1) Satisfy section 322(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA);

(2) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located -

(i) To be a junior or community college; or

(ii) To provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and

(3) Be accredited or preaccredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.

(b) The Secretary has determined that the following institutions satisfy section 322(2) of the HEA.

Alabama Alabama A&M University-Huntsville Alabama State University - Montgomery Carver State Technical College - Mobile Concordia College - Selma Fredd State Technical College - Tuscaloosa J.F. Drake State Technical College - Huntsville S.D. Bishop State Junior College - Mobile Lawson State College - Birmingham Miles College - Birmingham Oakwood College - Huntsville Selma University - Selma Stillman College - Tuscaloosa Talladega University - Talladega Trenholm State Technical College - Montgomery Tuskegee University - Tuskegee Arkansas Arkansas Baptist College - Little Rock Philander Smith College - Little Rock Shorter College - Little Rock University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - Pine Bluff Delaware Delaware State College - Dover District of Columbia Howard University University of the District of Columbia Florida Bethune Cookman College - Daytona Beach Edward Waters College - Jacksonville Florida A&M University - Tallahassee Florida Memorial College - Miami Georgia Albany State College - Albany Atlanta University - Atlanta Clark College - Atlanta Fort Valley State College - Fort Valley Interdenominational Theological Center - Atlanta Morehouse College - Atlanta Morris Brown College - Atlanta Paine College - Augusta Savannah State College - Savannah Spelman College - Atlanta Kentucky Kentucky State University - Frankfurt Louisiana Dillard University - New Orleans Grambling State University - Grambling Southern University A&M College - Baton Rouge Southern University at New Orleans - New Orleans Southern University at Shreveport - Shreveport Xavier University of Louisiana - New Orleans Maryland Bowie State College - Bowie Coppin State College - Baltimore Morgan State University - Baltimore University of Maryland-Eastern Shore - Princess Anne Michigan Lewis College of Business - Detroit Mississippi Alcorn State University - Lorman Coahoma Junior College - Clarksdale Jackson State University - Jackson Mary Holmes College - West Point Mississippi Valley State University - Itta Bena Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute - Prentiss Rust College - Holly Springs Tougaloo College - Tougaloo Hinds Junior College (Utica Jr Coll) - Raymond Missouri Lincoln University - Jefferson City Harris-Stowe State College - St. Louis North Carolina Barber-Scotia College - Concord Bennett College - Greensboro Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City Fayetteville State University - Fayetteville Johnson C. Smith University - Charlotte Livingstone College - Salisbury North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro North Carolina Central University - Durham Saint Augustine's College - Raleigh Shaw University - Raleigh Winston-Salem State University - Winston Salem Ohio Central State University - Wilberforce Wilberforce University - Wilberforce Oklahoma Langston University - Langston Pennsylvania Cheyney State University - Cheyney Lincoln University - Lincoln South Carolina Allen University - Columbia Benedict College - Columbia Claflin College - Orangeburg Clinton Junior College - Rock Hill Denmark Technical College - Denmark Morris College - Sumter South Carolina State College - Orangeburg Voorhees College - Denmark Tennessee Fisk University - Nashville Knoxville College - Knoxville Lane College - Jackson LeMoyne-Owen College - Memphis Meharry Medical College - Nashville Morristown College - Morristown Tennessee State University - Nashville Texas Huston-Tillotson College - Austin Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins Paul Quinn College - Waco Prairie View A&M University - Prairie View Saint Philip's College - San Antonio Southwestern Christian College - Terrell Texas College - Tyler Texas Southern University - Houston Wiley College - Marshall U.S. Virgin Islands College of the Virgin Islands - St. Thomas Virginia Hampton University - Hampton Norfolk State University - Norfolk Saint Paul's College - Lawrenceville Virginia State University - Petersburg Virginia Union University - Richmond West Virginia Bluefield State College - Bluefield West Virginia State College - Institute

(c) If an institution identified in paragraph (b) of this section has merged with another institution, and, as a result of the merger, would not otherwise qualify to receive a grant under this part, that institution may nevertheless qualify to receive a grant under this part if -

(1) The institution would have qualified to receive a grant before the merger; and

(2) The institution was eligible to receive a grant under the Special Needs Program in any fiscal year prior to fiscal year 1986. (The Special Needs Program was authorized under Title III, Part B, of the HEA before 1986.)

(d) For the purpose of paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the Secretary publishes a list in the Federal Register of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, for each fiscal year -

(1) The University of the District of Columbia is eligible to receive a grant under this part only if the amount of the grant it is scheduled to receive under § 608.31 exceeds the amount it is scheduled to receive in the same fiscal year under the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act; and

(2) Howard University is eligible to receive a grant under this part only if the amount of the grant it is scheduled to receive under § 608.31 exceeds the amount it is scheduled to receive in the same fiscal year under the Act of March 2, 1867, 20 U.S.C. 123.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1061,1063, and1063a; House Report 99-861, 99th Cong., 2d Sess. p. 367, September 22, 1986; Senate Report 99-296, 99th Cong., 2d Sess. p. 23, May 12, 1986; Cong. Rec. of June 3, 1986, pp. 6588-6589)