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Tracking African American Progress in Higher Education

Tracking African American Progress in Higher Education

A new 188-page report from the U.S. Department of Education offers a wide-ranging summary of most of the important educational statistics on enrollment, financial aid, graduation rates, degree attainments etc. as they pertain to race all in one place.

The University of Georgia Reports an Increase in Black First-Year Students

The University of Georgia Reports an Increase in Black First-Year Students

While the number of Black students in the entering class at the University of Georgia is up 10 percent from a year ago, there is still a very long way to go before racial parity with the state’s Black population is achieved.

New Data on African American's Enrollments and Degree Awards in Higher Education

New Data on African American’s Enrollments and Degree Awards in Higher Education

The data shows that in the 2014-15 academic year, there were 3,810,300 African Americans enrolled at degree-granting institutions in the United States. They made up 13.9 percent of the total enrollments in higher education.

Major Increase in Black Admits to the University of California

Major Increase in Black Admits to the University of California

The total number of Black students from California admitted to one or more undergraduate campuses of the University of California increased to 3,464 this year from 2,653 a year ago. This is a major increase of more than 30 percent.

Encouraging News on Enrollments at Virginia State University

Encouraging News on Enrollments at Virginia State University

Preliminary data for fall enrollments project a 5 percent increase in total enrollments from a year ago. The number of first-year students who have indicated their intention to enroll is up a significant 30 percent from 2015.

Shaw University in Raleigh Reports a Record Number of Applicants

Shaw University in Raleigh Reports a Record Number of Applicants

Applications are up 74 percent from last year. The university also reports that at this time, the number of confirmed new students is up 145 percent from a year ago.

A Record Percentage of Black Students in Harvard's 2016 Entering Class

A Record Percentage of Black Students in Harvard’s 2016 Entering Class

Black students make up 11.4 percent of all students in the Class of 2020. This is the highest percentage of Black students in any entering class in Harvard’s 380-year history.

Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by race and ethnic group.

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of Black students and faculty on campus and to make the campus environment more welcoming to African Americans. The latest Education Department data shows that Blacks make up just one percent of the undergraduate student body.

African Americans Are More Than 10 Percent of Harvard's Record Applicant Pool

African Americans Are More Than 10 Percent of Harvard’s Record Applicant Pool

A full quarter of all applicants to Harvard this year had their application fee waived due to financial hardship. Some 10.6 percent of all applicants are African Americans.

University of California Aims to Increase Black Applicant Pool

University of California Aims to Increase Black Applicant Pool

The Achieve UC program targeted 12,000 students at high schools with large underrepresented minority student bodies with programs to guide them through the admission and financial aid processes. The program is being expanded this year to target 60,000 minority students.

Yale University Reports a Sharp Rise in African American Applicants

Yale University Reports a Sharp Rise in African American Applicants

Yale reports that over the past four years, the number of applications it has received from all U.S. high school students has increased by 5 percent. But during the same period, the number of applicants it has received from African American students is up 36 percent.

Increase in African American Applicants to the University of California

Increase in African American Applicants to the University of California

This year, 6,589 African Americans applied to one or more University of California undergraduate campuses. They make up 6.3 percent of all students who applied for places at the university. This up from 6.1 percent last year and 5.9 percent two years ago.

A Check-Up on Black Progress in Dental School Enrollments

A Check-Up on Black Progress in Dental School Enrollments

The data shows that the number of Black applicants to U.S. dental schools has declined by 7.5 percent over the past four years. In 2014, Blacks were 4.3 percent of all new students enrolling in U.S. dental schools. This is down slightly from recent years.

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.

Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Drop

Black Enrollments in Higher Education Continue to Drop

In 2014, there were 2,726,098 African Americans enrolled in U.S. higher education. They made up 13.2 percent of all enrollments. There were nearly a quarter million fewer African American students enrolled in higher education than was the case in 2011, a decline of 8 percent.

Students From Sub-Saharan Africa at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2014-15

Students From Sub-Saharan Africa at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2014-15

In the 2013-14 academic year, there were 31,113 students from sub-Saharan Africa enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States. They made up 3.5 percent of the 886,052 foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities.

A Snapshot of the Gender Gap in African American Enrollments in Higher Education

A Snapshot of the Gender Gap in African American Enrollments in Higher Education

In October 2014, there were 1,802,000 Black women enrolled in all levels of higher education in the United States, compared to 1,132,000 Black men. Thus, women made up 61.4 percent of all African American enrollments.

Black Enrollments at the University of Michigan Inch Higher

Black Enrollments at the University of Michigan Inch Higher

African American students make up 5.1 percent of the entering first-year class this fall. But in order for racial parity with the state’s population to prevail, the number of Black students in the entering class at the would have to nearly triple.

A Check-Up on the Racial Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

A Check-Up on the Racial Gap in Medical School Applications and Enrollments

In 2015, the number of Black applicants to U.S. medical schools was up a whopping 16.8 percent from 2014. Blacks were 7.6 percent of all medical school matriculants in 2015. This was up from 6.9 percent in 2014.

Blacks Are More Likely Than Whites to Be Enrolled in School

Blacks Are More Likely Than Whites to Be Enrolled in School

More than 30 percent of African Americans over the age of 3 are enrolled in school at some level compared to 22 percent of Whites. But Whites still hold an edge in college enrollments, particularly among men.

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

There are 165 second-year students on campus this year who matriculated last fall. This is 60.2 percent of last year’s entering class of 274 students. A year ago the retention rate was 43.7 percent.

The Nation's Colleges and Universities With the Most Diverse Student Bodies

The Nation’s Colleges and Universities With the Most Diverse Student Bodies

The Rutgers University campus in Newark, New Jersey, was deemed to have the most diverse student body in the country among large national universities. Blacks make up 18 percent of the enrollments at the Newark campus.

Two Flagship State Universities Report Progress on Student Diversity

Two Flagship State Universities Report Progress on Student Diversity

Blacks are 5.3 percent of the first-year class at the University of Texas at Austin, up from 4.2 percent a year ago. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, the number of African American undergraduates students is up 8 percent from a year ago.

Ohio University's New Program to Boost Black Male Enrollments and Graduation Rates

Ohio University’s New Program to Boost Black Male Enrollments and Graduation Rates

The African American Male Initiative aims to connect its more than 40 students to academic support services on campus. It also is working in tandem with student organizations, student affairs, and the Athens community to establish a welcoming environment that young Black males can call home.

More Good News in Enrollments at Several HBCUs

More Good News in Enrollments at Several HBCUs

Last week a JBHE post reported some good news on enrollments at several historically Black colleges and universities. Since that time, several other HBCUs have also reported some good news on enrollments.

Berkeley Takes Multiple Steps to Enhance Opportunities for African Americans

Berkeley Takes Multiple Steps to Enhance Opportunities for African Americans

The University of California has announced its new diversity initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the underrepresentation of African American students, faculty, and staff at the university.

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue Commits $1 Million to Faculty-Inspired Diversity Initiatives

Purdue University has initiated the new Diversity Transformation Award program that will enlist current faculty and staff members to come up with strategies to further increase the diversity of the faculty and the student body.

A Welcome Spike in Enrollments at Southern University

A Welcome Spike in Enrollments at Southern University

Dr. Brandon Dumas, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has set in motion plans to recruit and retain more students. His efforts have begun to pay off.

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.