HBCU Review: Norfolk State Keeps Students on Track With Sophomore Program

Plus, top 10 starting salaries for HBCU grads.

Norfolk State?s ?Sophomore Year Experience? - Alabama State?s first female president?s salary is confirmed, Alabama A&M names new football head coach, plus more HBCU news. ? Dominique Zony?? (@DominiqueZonyee)In attempts to bolster student performance and increase the graduation rate at Norfolk State, the university instituted the ?Sophomore Year Experience.? The program will help students declare majors, find internships and study abroad opportunities.(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Norfolk State’s “Sophomore Year Experience” - Alabama State’s first female president’s salary is confirmed, Alabama A&M names new football head coach, plus more HBCU news. — Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)In attempts to bolster student performance and increase the graduation rate at Norfolk State, the university instituted the “Sophomore Year Experience.” The program will help students declare majors, find internships and study abroad opportunities.(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Top 10 Starting Average Salaries at HBCUs - In a shocking study, graduates from some of the most inexpensive HBCUs receive the highest starting salaries. On HBCU Lifestyles list Top 10 Starting Average Salaries at HBCUs, graduates from Prairie View A&M University come in at No. 1. Students paid $4,062 annually for tuition only to graduate with an average starting salary of almost $50,000.(Photo: Prairie View A&M University)

Alabama A&M New Head Coach Announced - Seasoned football coach and athletic coordinator James Spady was introduced as Alabama A&M University?s head football coach on Jan. 3. Spady is the former University of Nevada tight-end coach. He also served three seasons as offensive coordinator at Grambling and one year as offensive line coach at North Carolina Central.(Photo: Alabama A&M University)

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Alabama A&M New Head Coach Announced - Seasoned football coach and athletic coordinator James Spady was introduced as Alabama A&M University’s head football coach on Jan. 3. Spady is the former University of Nevada tight-end coach. He also served three seasons as offensive coordinator at Grambling and one year as offensive line coach at North Carolina Central.(Photo: Alabama A&M University)

Shaw University?s New Acting President - Shaw University?s former president stepped down last year, and on Jan. 2 the university announced that Gaddis Faulcon, the Dean of Shaw?s College of Graduate and Professional Studies and associate professor of public administration, would assume the role of acting president. Faulcon has been on the faculty and staff for more than 15 years.(Photo: Courtesy of Shaw University)

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Shaw University’s New Acting President - Shaw University’s former president stepped down last year, and on Jan. 2 the university announced that Gaddis Faulcon, the Dean of Shaw’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies and associate professor of public administration, would assume the role of acting president. Faulcon has been on the faculty and staff for more than 15 years.(Photo: Courtesy of Shaw University)

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Candidate for FAMU President Drops Out - Dianne Boardley Suber, president at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., and one of six semifinalists for president at Florida A&M University, announced on Jan. 5 that she was withdrawing her candidacy. FAMU hosted interviews with five other semifinalists in Orlando on Monday. They will announce the new president by Jan. 9.(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Virginia Union University Announces New Master of Arts Degree - Those pursuing higher education in education, psychology and interdisciplinary studies at Virginia Union University now have the option to pursue a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction. The program begins in spring 2015 and can be completed in 18 to 24 months.    (Photo: Virginia Union University)

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Meet the Four Finalists for Virginia Union Coaching Position - Virginia Union has been on the hunt for a new head football coach, and according to athletic director Joe Taylor, the school has narrowed it down to four candidates: Mark James, Alvin Parker, Herbert Parham and Orlando Mitjan. Click here to get a full profile of the four finalists.(Photo: Courtesy of Virginia Union University)

Alabama State First Female President Cashes Out at $300K - Alabama State University first offered Gwendolyn Byrd the position of university president in December, and now the board of trustees has agreed on a $300,000 annual salary when Byrd takes office on Feb. 1.(Photo: Courtesy Alabama State University)

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Alabama State First Female President Cashes Out at $300K - Alabama State University first offered Gwendolyn Byrd the position of university president in December, and now the board of trustees has agreed on a $300,000 annual salary when Byrd takes office on Feb. 1.(Photo: Courtesy Alabama State University)

First Solar Power Charging Stations at FAMU - Florida A&M University continues to go green in 2014.  FAMU installed the university?s first Solar Dok, a solar-powered battery recharging station, which allows users to recharge their electronic gadgets while sitting at a picnic table with a solar-paneled umbrella. (Photo: Courtesy Florida A&M University)

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First Solar Power Charging Stations at FAMU - Florida A&M University continues to go green in 2014.  FAMU installed the university’s first Solar Dok, a solar-powered battery recharging station, which allows users to recharge their electronic gadgets while sitting at a picnic table with a solar-paneled umbrella. (Photo: Courtesy Florida A&M University)