Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University are among the colleges and universities receiving grants as part of the Lilly Endowment to improve employment rates for graduates.

Spelman will receive $1.2 million, Morehouse will receive $1.2 million, and CAU will receive $1.5 million, according to the United Negro College Fund.

In total, 24 universities will receive grants of $35.3 million, in an attempt to fight the alarming statistics that show that more than 50 percent of recent African-American college graduates are underemployed, with 12 percent unemployed, according to the UNCF.