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Summer Program Aims to Increase Black Students in Graduate Programs

Summer Program Aims to Increase Black Students in Graduate Programs

The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative seeks to encourage students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue graduate studies in the humanities, education, and social sciences.

A Decline in Black Enrollments in Higher Education: But Graduate Enrollments Inch Higher

A Decline in Black Enrollments in Higher Education: But Graduate Enrollments Inch Higher

There were 3,954,120 Black or African American students who were enrolled in higher education during the 2013-14 academic year. They made up 14.2 percent of all enrollments. Black enrollments were down 3.1 percent from the previous year.

Number of Black Admits Declines in the University of California System

Number of Black Admits Declines in the University of California System

This year, 2,653 Black first-year students from California were admitted to one or more University of California campuses. This is down from 2,712 in 2014 and 2,747 in 2013. Blacks were 4.3 percent of all admits from the state of California.

Tracking Racial Diversity in Universities of the Pacific Athletic Conference

Tracking Racial Diversity in Universities of the Pacific Athletic Conference

Enrollment data shows that many schools in the PAC-12 have high percentages of students from ethnic minority groups. But, the vast majority of ethnic minority students at PAC-12 schools are either Hispanic or Asian. Very few are Black.

Historically Black Edward Waters College Sees a Surge in Applications

Historically Black Edward Waters College Sees a Surge in Applications

Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, has seen a huge increase in applications this year. The historically Black college has received more than 3,000 applications, up from 1,800 a year ago.

Report Documents Racial Gaps in California Higher Education

Report Documents Racial Gaps in California Higher Education

Blacks are less likely that other racial/ethnic groups in California to graduate from high school, to complete the curriculum needed for admission to campuses of the University of California or California State University, and to graduate from college.

The University of Minnesota Holds VIP Weekend for Prospective Minority Students

The University of Minnesota Holds VIP Weekend for Prospective Minority Students

A group of 75 high school juniors attended lectures, participated in bonding exercises, and took a mini-seminar where they were required to work with other students to come up with solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

There were 180 Black students accepted at Amherst this spring. They made up 15.3 percent of all students accepted. The 180 Black students admitted to Amherst ties the college’s all-time record.

The University of Virginia Black Student Alliance's Call for Action

The University of Virginia Black Student Alliance’s Call for Action

The authors of the report state that “the University of Virginia must take a lead on issues of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in order to position itself as a model institution of higher learning.”

Georgia HBCUs Offer In-State Tuition to Students From Nearby States

Georgia HBCUs Offer In-State Tuition to Students From Nearby States

In an effort to boost enrollments, Savannah State University and Albany State University, historically Black educational institutions in Georgia, will now offer in-state tuition rates to students from Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Black Students Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Black Students Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Some of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities have released data on the number of Black students accepted for admission into the Class or 2019.

Despite 10 Years of Super Sunday Outreach, Black Enrollments Drop at California State University

Despite 10 Years of Super Sunday Outreach, Black Enrollments Drop at California State University

The university system estimates that more than 600,000 students have received information on admissions and financial aid at these Super Sunday events over the past 10 years. Yet Black enrollments have dropped.

Sojourner-Douglass College Closes Its Edgewater Campus

Sojourner-Douglass College Closes Its Edgewater Campus

All but one of the employees at the Edgewater campus was let go. Students transferred to other area colleges or to Sojourner-Douglass’ main campus in Baltimore. The college is facing a loss of its accreditation.

How the University of Maryland Has Boosted Black Male Retention and Graduation Rates

How the University of Maryland Has Boosted Black Male Retention and Graduation Rates

For Black male first-year students in the fall of 2013 at the University of Maryland at College Park who had a 2.3 grade point average or better, 100 percent returned for the spring semester.

An Increase in Black Applicants at the University of California

An Increase in Black Applicants at the University of California

There were 6,268 African American applicants from California that applied to at least one of the nine undergraduate campuses. They made up 6.1 percent of all applicants from California.

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some have provided data broken down by race.

Record Student Diversity at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Record Student Diversity at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

There are now 1,869 African Americans enrolled at SIUE. This is the highest number in university history. Blacks make up 13.4 percent of the student body.

For the Fifth Year in a Row, Delaware State University Reports Record Enrollments

For the Fifth Year in a Row, Delaware State University Reports Record Enrollments

This fall there are 4,644 students on campus, up from last’s year record of 4,505. There are 894 first-year students on campus this fall. The 4,259 undergraduates students on campus is also a new record.

African American Graduate Enrollments Hold Steady

African American Graduate Enrollments Hold Steady

In 2013, there were 176,208 fewer African American students enrolled in all levels higher education than was the case in 2011. But in graduate schools, African American enrollments continue to edge upward.

Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Decline

Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Decline

In 2013, there was a total of 20,847,787 students enrolled in high education. Of these 2,790,255 were Black or African American. In 2013, there were 176,208 fewer African American students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011.

African Americans Still Significantly Underrepresented at U.S. Medical Schools

African Americans Still Significantly Underrepresented at U.S. Medical Schools

In 2014, African Americans were 8.1 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical schools. Blacks were 6.9 percent of the students who matriculated at U.S. medical schools in 2014.

A New Orientation Program for Black Students at the University of California, San Diego

A New Orientation Program for Black Students at the University of California, San Diego

The Black Resource Center Success Institute is designed to foster a strong sense of community for new Black students, connecting first-year and transfer students with key support services that encourage engagement, retention, and graduation.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

Georgia State University Has a Record Number of Black First-Year Students

Georgia State University Has a Record Number of Black First-Year Students

This year there are 3,370 first-year undergraduate students at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Among this group are 1,344 African Americans, making up nearly 40 percent of the entering class.

Number of Black Applicants to U.S. Graduate Schools From Africa on the Rise

Number of Black Applicants to U.S. Graduate Schools From Africa on the Rise

A new report from the Council on Graduate Schools shows that the number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate schools in 2014 from Africa increased by 9 percent from a year ago. Black acceptances were up 3 percent.

Blacks Are Less Than Two Percent of All Applicants to Princeton's Graduate Programs

Blacks Are Less Than Two Percent of All Applicants to Princeton’s Graduate Programs

Underrepresented minorities made up 5.2 percent of the applicant pool for graduate programs at Princeton University. There were 196 African Americans in the applicant pool, making up 1.8 percent of all applicants.

More Than 4 Million Black Students Are Enrolled in Higher Education

More Than 4 Million Black Students Are Enrolled in Higher Education

In the 2012-13 academic year, there were 4,082,004 Black or African American students enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. Blacks made up 14.4 percent of all students at these educational institutions.

Stanford University Making Progress in African American First-Year Enrollments

Stanford University Making Progress in African American First-Year Enrollments

Of the 1,691 incoming first-year students at Stanford University in California, 10.5 percent are African Americans. Two years ago, there were 142 Black first-year students who made up 8 percent of the incoming class.

University of Alabama's New Effort to Boost the Diversity of Its Business Students

University of Alabama’s New Effort to Boost the Diversity of Its Business Students

The Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of incoming students.

A Record Number of Black First-Year Students to Enter Harvard This Fall

A Record Number of Black First-Year Students to Enter Harvard This Fall

A total of 177 Black students have accepted the university’s offer of admission to the Class of 2018. It appears that Blacks will make up about 11 percent of the entering class this fall.

Number of Black Students Accepted at the University of California, Berkeley Drops

Number of Black Students Accepted at the University of California, Berkeley Drops

At Berkeley, 287 African American students from California were admitted to the freshman class, compared to 333 a year ago. Including out of state students, 392 African Americans were admitted compared to 417 in 2013.

Administration Addresses Black Student Demands at the University of Michigan

Administration Addresses Black Student Demands at the University of Michigan

Last fall, the Black Student Union at the University of Michigan began a social media campaign relating to the racial climate on campus and calling for efforts to increase the number of Black students.

Blacks Are 7 Percent of the University of Southern California's Accepted Students

Blacks Are 7 Percent of the University of Southern California’s Accepted Students

Of the more than 9,200 admitted students, 7 percent are African Americans. In the current academic year, there are 182 Black first-year students, who make up 6.2 percent of the first-year class.

Urban Prep Academies: A Major Educational Success Story for African American Men

Urban Prep Academies: A Major Educational Success Story for African American Men

This is the fifth year in a row that all graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago have been accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

Two Scholars Take on the Mismatch Theory

Two Scholars Take on the Mismatch Theory

A new study refutes the theory that affirmative action is responsible for lowering graduation rates and post-graduation success for Black students admitted to universities with race-sensitive admissions policies.

Edward Blum Launches Another Assault on Affirmative Action

Edward Blum Launches Another Assault on Affirmative Action

The Project for Fair Representation has set up three websites seeking individuals who believe they were rejected for admission at three universities due to affirmative action or so-called reverse discrimination.