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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of incoming students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African American students are 11.9 percent of the admitted students at Harvard University and 14.3 percent of all students admitted to Williams College in Massachusetts.
For African Americans, in 1994, men were nine percentage points more likely to enroll in college immediately after high school graduation. Now, Black women hold a 12 percentage point advantage.
The projections show that by 2022, there will be 3,940,000 African Americans enrolled in higher education. They will make up 17.3 percent of all enrollments in higher education, according to the projections.
African Americans are 5.9 percent of all applicants to the University of California for this fall’s entering class. Last year, the figure was 6.0 percent. Blacks make up about 7 percent of the California population.
Overall African American enrollments in higher education dropped by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012. But it appears that in graduate schools, African Americans are holding steady.
The U.S. Department of Education reports that in the fall of 2012 there were 2,864,723 African Americans enrolled in degree-granting institutions in the United States, down more than 3 percent from a year earlier.
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.
When the University of Cincinnati’s only African American dean resigned his post, students protested the lack of diversity on campus. The university has taken some steps to address the issue.
There are 181 African American in the entering class at the University of Washington. They make up 2.9 percent of the entering students. Blacks are 3.6 percent of population in the state of Washington.
The Black percentage of transfer students is significantly higher than the percentage of Blacks in the first-year class at Berkeley.
Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania, has established a four-year program of tutoring, coaching, and mentoring to help hundreds of low-income teens prepare for college. Some will receive full scholarships to Alvernia.
In order for racial parity to prevail in Michigan, the number of Black students in the entering class at the University of Michigan would have to nearly triple.
Martin University in Indianapolis experienced an unexpected drop in enrollments this fall. The school had expected 700 students to enroll for classes but only 522 actually did so. This produced a $600,000 budget shortfall.
There are 555 African American first-year students on campus this fall. Blacks make up 11.8 percent of the entering class. This percentage is particularly impressive given the fact that Blacks are just 8 percent of the state’s population.
Blacks are 32.4 percent of the Louisiana population so the Black undergraduate student population of 11.1 percent at Louisiana State University is about one third the percentage of Blacks in the state’s population.