The Council of Graduate Schools has released a new report entitled Graduate Enrollment and Degrees, 2001-2011. The report finds that in the 2010-11 academic year there were 38,498 African American/Black students who were first-time enrollees in U.S. graduate schools. They made up 8.7 percent of all entering students in graduate programs at U.S. universities.
The data also shows that there were 181,905 African American/Black students enrolled in graduate programs during the 2010-11 academic year. Blacks made up 12.4 percent of all graduate students at U.S. universities.