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HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU)
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS UTILIZATION STATUS
(Updated November 1, 2001)

David A. Padgett, Assistant Professor of Geography and
Director of the Geographic Information Sciences Lab
Tennessee State University
dpadgett@tnstate.edu

Charlkia Crayton, Research Assistant
NASA CASS-CREST Program
Tennessee State University

For field heading descriptions, scroll down to bottom of table.

 
 
SCHOOL GEOG PROGRAM GEOG COURSES GIS COURSES USE GIS IN CLASS SCHOOL COMMENTS
Alabama A&M University NO YES YES YES Alabama A&M University  
Alabama State University NO YES NO NO Alabama State University Minor in Geography
Albany State University NO YES NO NO Albany State University Division of Information Technology plans for GIS use in the near future.
Alcorn State University NO YES NO NO Alcorn State University  
Allen University NO NO NO NO Allen University  
Benedict College NO YES NO NO Benedict College  
Bethune-Cookman College NO YES NO NO Bethune-Cookman College  
Bluefield State College NO YES NO NO Bluefield State College B.A. in Social Science with concentration in Geography
Bowie State University NO YES NO NO Bowie State University  
Central State University NO NO NO NO Central State University Attempts to develop GIS/Remote Sensing lab have been unsuccessful as of Dec 2000
Charles Drew University  NO NO NO NO Charles Drew University   
Cheyney University YES YES NO NO Cheyney University Attempts to hire GIS instructor have been unsuccessful as of August 2000
Chicago State University  YES YES YES YES Chicago State University  Dept houses Neighborhood Assistance Center applying GIS to urban problems
Claflin College NO YES NO NO Claflin College  
Clark Atlanta university NO NO NO NO Clark Atlanta university  
Coppin State College NO YES YES YES Coppin State College GIS lab capacity development in progress
Delaware State University NO YES NO NO Delaware State University  
Dillard University NO YES NO NO Dillard University  
Edward Waters College NO NO NO NO Edward Waters College  
Elizabeth City State University NO YES YES YES Elizabeth City State University Minor in GIS and Remote Sensing
Fayetteville State University YES YES YES YES Fayetteville State University  
Fisk University NO NO NO NO Fisk University  
Florida A&M University NO YES NO NO Florida A&M University FAMU is a Census Information Center (CIC)
Florida Memorial College NO NO NO NO Florida Memorial College  
Fort Valley State University NO YES NO YES Fort Valley State University Minor in Geography
Grambling State University YES YES NO NO Grambling State University  
Hampton University NO NO NO NO Hampton University  
Harris-Stowe State College NO YES NO NO Harris-Stowe State College  
Howard University NO YES NO NO Howard University UEI trying to develop certificate program in GIS: also hosts annual HBCU GIS meetings
Huston-Tillotson College NO NO NO NO Huston-Tillotson College  
Jackson State University NO YES NO YES Jackson State University  
Johnson C. Smith University NO NO NO NO Johnson C. Smith University  
Kentucky State University NO YES NO NO Kentucky State University  
Knoxville College NO NO NO NO Knoxville College  
Lane College NO NO NO NO Lane College  
Langston University NO YES NO NO Langston University  
Lawson State Community College NO YES NO NO Lawson State Community College  
Lemoyne-Owen College NO YES NO NO Lemoyne-Owen College  
Lincoln University-Missouri NO YES NO NO Lincoln University-Missouri Awarded USDA GIS capacity building grant 2000-2001
Lincoln University-Pennsylvania NO NO NO NO Lincoln University-Pennsylvania  
Livingstone College NO NO NO NO Livingstone College  
Mary Holmes College NO NO NO NO Mary Holmes College  
Medgars Evers College NO NO NO NO Medgars Evers College  
Meharry Medical College NO NO NO NO Meharry Medical College Census Information Center
Miles College NO NO NO NO Miles College  
Mississippi Valley State College NO YES NO NO Mississippi Valley State College  
Morehouse College NO NO NO YES Morehouse College  
Morehouse School of Medicine NO NO NO NO Morehouse School of Medicine  
Morgan State University NO YES NO YES Morgan State University Minor in Geography; 2 reps presented research at ESRI UC 2001
Morris Brown College NO NO NO NO Morris Brown College  
Morris College NO NO NO NO Morris College  
Norfolk State University NO YES NO NO Norfolk State University  
North Carolina A&T University NO YES NO YES North Carolina A&T University  
North Carolina Central University YES YES YES YES North Carolina Central University  
Oakwood College NO YES NO NO Oakwood College  
Paine College NO YES NO NO Paine College  
Paul Quinn College NO NO NO NO Paul Quinn College  
Philander Smith College NO NO NO NO Philander Smith College  
Prairie View A&M University NO NO NO NO Prairie View A&M University  
Rust College  NO NO NO NO Rust College   
Savannah State University NO YES NO YES Savannah State University  
Shaw University NO NO NO NO Shaw University  
South Carolina State University NO YES NO NO South Carolina State University Substantial GIS lab
Southern University- New Orleans NO YES NO NO Southern University- New Orleans  
Southern University- Shreveport NO NO NO NO Southern University- Shreveport  
Southern University A&M- Baton Rouge NO YES YES YES Southern University A&M- Baton Rouge  
Spelman College NO NO NO NO Spelman College  
Stillman College NO NO NO NO Stillman College  
Talladega College N/D N/D N/D N/D Talladega College N/D
Tennessee State University NO YES NO YES Tennessee State University minor in Geography
Texas Southern University NO YES YES YES Texas Southern University minor in Geography
Tougaloo College NO NO NO NO Tougaloo College  
Tuskegee University NO YES NO NO Tuskegee University  
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff NO YES NO NO University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff USDA Capacity Building Grant GIS
University of D.C. NO YES YES YES University of D.C.  
University of Maryland Eastern Shore  NO YES YES YES University of Maryland Eastern Shore   
University of the Virgin Islands NO YES NO NO University of the Virgin Islands  
Virginia State University NO YES NO NO Virginia State University USDA Capacity Building Grant GIS
Virginia Union University NO YES NO NO Virginia Union University  
Voorhees College N/D N/D N/D N/D Voorhees College N/D
West Virginia State College NO YES NO NO West Virginia State College  
Wilberforce University NO NO NO NO Wilberforce University  
Wiley College NO YES NO NO Wiley College  
Winston Salem State University NO YES NO NO Winston Salem State University  
Xavier Universityof Louisiana NO YES NO NO Xavier Universityof Louisiana GIS at Deep South Environmental Justice Center
             
             
SCHOOL GIS IN RESEARCH GPS/REMOTE SENSING 1996 GIS DIRECTORY ESRI GIS DIRECTORY    
Alabama A&M University YES YES YES NO    
Alabama State University NO NO NO NO    
Albany State University NO NO NO NO    
Alcorn State University NO NO NO NO    
Allen University NO NO NO NO    
Benedict College NO NO NO NO    
Bethune-Cookman College NO NO NO NO    
Bluefield State College NO NO NO NO    
Bowie State University NO NO NO NO    
Central State University NO NO NO NO    
Charles Drew University  YES NO NO NO    
Cheyney University NO NO NO NO    
Chicago State University  YES YES YES YES    
Claflin College NO NO NO NO    
Clark Atlanta university YES YES NO NO    
Coppin State College YES YES NO NO    
Delaware State University NO NO NO NO    
Dillard University NO NO YES NO    
Edward Waters College NO NO NO NO    
Elizabeth City State University YES YES NO NO    
Fayetteville State University NO YES NO NO    
Fisk University NO NO NO NO    
Florida A&M University YES NO NO NO    
Florida Memorial College NO NO NO NO    
Fort Valley State University NO YES NO NO    
Grambling State University NO NO NO NO    
Hampton University NO NO NO NO    
Harris-Stowe State College NO NO NO NO    
Howard University NO NO NO NO    
Huston-Tillotson College NO NO NO NO    
Jackson State University NO NO NO YES    
Johnson C. Smith University NO NO NO NO    
Kentucky State University NO NO NO NO    
Knoxville College NO NO NO NO    
Lane College NO NO NO NO    
Langston University NO NO NO NO    
Lawson State Community College NO NO NO NO    
Lemoyne-Owen College NO NO NO NO    
Lincoln University-Missouri NO NO NO NO    
Lincoln University-Pennsylvania NO NO NO NO    
Livingstone College NO NO NO NO    
Mary Holmes College NO NO NO NO    
Medgars Evers College NO YES NO NO    
Meharry Medical College NO NO NO NO    
Miles College NO NO NO NO    
Mississippi Valley State College NO NO NO NO    
Morehouse College YES NO NO NO    
Morehouse School of Medicine NO NO NO NO    
Morgan State University NO YES NO NO    
Morris Brown College NO NO NO NO    
Morris College NO NO NO NO    
Norfolk State University NO NO NO NO    
North Carolina A&T University YES YES NO NO    
North Carolina Central University NO YES YES NO    
Oakwood College NO NO NO NO    
Paine College NO NO NO NO    
Paul Quinn College NO NO NO NO    
Philander Smith College NO NO NO NO    
Prairie View A&M University NO NO NO NO    
Rust College  NO NO NO NO    
Savannah State University YES YES NO NO    
Shaw University NO NO NO NO    
South Carolina State University YES YES NO NO    
Southern University- New Orleans NO NO NO NO    
Southern University- Shreveport NO NO NO NO    
Southern University A&M- Baton Rouge YES YES NO NO    
Spelman College NO NO NO NO    
Stillman College NO NO NO NO    
Talladega College N/D N/D N/D N/D    
Tennessee State University YES YES NO NO    
Texas Southern University YES NO NO NO    
Tougaloo College NO NO NO NO    
Tuskegee University NO NO NO NO    
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff YES NO NO NO    
University of D.C. NO NO NO NO    
University of Maryland Eastern Shore  YES YES NO NO    
University of the Virgin Islands NO NO NO NO    
Virginia State University NO NO NO NO    
Virginia Union University NO NO NO NO    
Voorhees College N/D N/D N/D N/D    
West Virginia State College NO NO NO NO    
Wilberforce University NO NO NO NO    
Wiley College NO NO NO NO    
Winston Salem State University NO NO NO NO    
Xavier Universityof Louisiana YES NO NO NO    
             
             
SCHOOL ESRI SITE LICENSE AAG DIRECTORY        
Alabama A&M University NO NO        
Alabama State University NO NO        
Albany State University NO NO        
Alcorn State University YES NO        
Allen University NO NO        
Benedict College NO NO        
Bethune-Cookman College NO NO        
Bluefield State College NO NO        
Bowie State University YES NO        
Central State University YES NO        
Charles Drew University  NO NO        
Cheyney University NO NO        
Chicago State University  NO YES        
Claflin College NO NO        
Clark Atlanta university NO NO        
Coppin State College YES NO        
Delaware State University NO NO        
Dillard University NO NO        
Edward Waters College NO NO        
Elizabeth City State University NO NO        
Fayetteville State University NO NO        
Fisk University NO NO        
Florida A&M University NO NO        
Florida Memorial College NO NO        
Fort Valley State University NO NO        
Grambling State University NO NO        
Hampton University NO NO        
Harris-Stowe State College NO NO        
Howard University NO NO        
Huston-Tillotson College NO NO        
Jackson State University YES NO        
Johnson C. Smith University NO NO        
Kentucky State University YES NO        
Knoxville College NO NO        
Lane College NO NO        
Langston University NO NO        
Lawson State Community College NO NO        
Lemoyne-Owen College NO NO        
Lincoln University-Missouri NO NO        
Lincoln University-Pennsylvania NO NO        
Livingstone College NO NO        
Mary Holmes College NO NO        
Medgars Evers College NO NO        
Meharry Medical College NO NO        
Miles College NO NO        
Mississippi Valley State College YES NO        
Morehouse College NO NO        
Morehouse School of Medicine NO NO        
Morgan State University NO NO        
Morris Brown College NO NO        
Morris College NO NO        
Norfolk State University YES NO        
North Carolina A&T University NO NO        
North Carolina Central University NO NO        
Oakwood College NO NO        
Paine College NO NO        
Paul Quinn College NO NO        
Philander Smith College NO NO        
Prairie View A&M University YES NO        
Rust College  NO NO        
Savannah State University NO NO        
Shaw University NO NO        
South Carolina State University NO NO        
Southern University- New Orleans NO NO        
Southern University- Shreveport NO NO        
Southern University A&M- Baton Rouge NO NO        
Spelman College NO NO        
Stillman College NO NO        
Talladega College N/D N/D        
Tennessee State University NO NO        
Texas Southern University NO NO        
Tougaloo College NO NO        
Tuskegee University NO NO        
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff YES NO        
University of D.C. NO NO        
University of Maryland Eastern Shore  NO NO        
University of the Virgin Islands NO NO        
Virginia State University YES NO        
Virginia Union University NO NO        
Voorhees College N/D N/D        
West Virginia State College NO NO        
Wilberforce University NO NO        
Wiley College NO NO        
Winston Salem State University NO NO        
Xavier Universityof Louisiana NO NO        

FIELD HEADING DESCRIPTIONS

GEOG PROGRAM:  HBCUs currently awarding B.A./B.S. and higher degrees in Geography.
GEOG COURSES:  HBCUs currently offering Geography courses.
GIS COURSES:  HBCUs currently offering courses with "Geographic Information Systems" or "GIS" in the
   course title.
USE GIS IN CLASS:  HBCUs currently offering courses with GIS included in course content,
  or course description  (includes GIS COURSES).
GIS IN RESEARCH:  HBCUs currently actively using GIS in research.
GPS/REMOTE SENSING:  HBCUs currently applying global positioning systems and/or remote sensing
  technology in research and/or teaching.
1996 GIS DIRECTORY:  HBCUs listed in the 1996 Directory of Academic GIS Education by John M. Morgan,
   Bobby Fluery, and Richard A. Becker.
ESRI GIS DIRECTORY:  HBCUs currently listed on the Environmental Systems Research Institute's
   Online Database of Academic GIS Programs.
ESRI SITE LICENSE:  HBCUs currently included on the
  ESRI List of Universities with ESRI Campus-wide Site Licenses.
AAG DIRECTORY:  HBCUs listed in the Association of American Geographers
  Guide to Programs in Geography in the United States and Canada 2000-2001.