The Top Feeder Schools for Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools
Filed in Professional Schools on July 6, 2012
In 2011, 87 Black graduates of Howard University in Washington, D.C., applied to U.S. medical schools. This was the highest number of undergraduates who applied to medical schools of any college or university in the United States, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Xavier University, a historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, produced Black 68 graduates who applied to U.S. medical schools.
The University of Florida produced more Black applicants to U.S. medical schools in 2011 than any other predominantly White undergraduate institution. Sixty-four Black graduates of the University of Florida applied to medical school in 2011.
Some 57 graduates of Spelman College applied to medical school in 2011. This placed Spelman in fourth place. Other HBCUs that had 40 or more graduates who applied to medical school were Hampton University in Virginia and Oakwood University in Alabama.
Other predominantly White institutions that had large numbers of Black graduates apply to medical school were the University of Maryland, the University of Miami, the University of South Florida, Florida State University, Cornell University, Emory University, Rutgers University, and the University of Texas.