Creating a Competitive HBCU Ecosystem

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have made, and continue to make, extraordinary contributions to the general welfare and prosperity of our country.

The National Minority Technology Council Looking Forward Research & Development program office (NMTCLF) is focusing on strengthening HBCUs through enhanced  institutional planning and development and infrastructure enhancements through private/public partnerships that include the use of technology.

Research Based Decisions

Click to download research provided to the White House Initiative on HBCUs

HBCU Student Fellow Research


155 Opportunity Zones

HBCUs as Anchor Institutions.

Student Researchers identified 155 independent Qualified Opportunity Zones from the U.S. Department of Treasury's CDFI mapping application.  Further research is recommended to explore HBCU land ownership and HBCU interest in participating in local economic development.

HBCU Impact By State

UNCF 2014 HBCUs Make America Strong Research Report

 Average HBCU Undergraduate Retention Rate

Average HBCU Undergraduate Graduation Rate



More Analysis Needed!

Thank You Dr. Aurelia Williams - Norfolk State University Cybersecurity Complex

Student Researchers were excited to participate in a day long research event supporting the White House Initiative on HBCUs and their HBCU national ecosystem.  They all agreed that this work is important and are eager to continue.  

Community Economic Ecosystem Development

Innovation in Motion is part of an industry focused, design based, applied research framework that studies how best systems connect and improve in public good ecosystems.

  Workforce systems are best envisioned with stakeholders including employers.  Industry allows for multiple businesses and community partners, all sharing in the outcomes.

Technology has become more than a tool to perform a duty.  It is now a way to connect with each other, share ideas and friendships, and vision the future.

Enabling innovation in a social networking framework requires governance and trust.  NMTCLF's Design Based Research explores how data and process allow for scalable growth.

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