International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Evidence-Based Synthesis of The Role of Community Partnerships in Enhancing Online Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities


This review examines the crucial role of community partnerships in enhancing online education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It highlights how these collaborations can address unique challenges faced by HBCUs, offering insights into successful models and best practices for developing impactful partnerships. The significance of community partnerships lies in their potential to broaden access, improve curriculum relevance, and support student success, contributing to educational equity and innovation at HBCUs. The literature underscores the multifaceted benefits of such partnerships, including resource and technology access, alignment of educational programs with workforce needs, and comprehensive student support. Despite these advantages, the review identifies gaps in empirical research specifically linking community partnerships to online education enhancements at HBCUs, indicating a need for further study. In summary, community partnerships emerge as essential for advancing online education at HBCUs, providing a pathway towards educational equity and societal development. The review encourages policymakers, educators, and community leaders to foster these collaborations, leveraging their transformative potential for the benefit of HBCU students and the broader community.