Small Numbers of Black Men at Flagship State Universities

A new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington examines the enrollment of black men at the nation’s 50 flagship state universities. The study found that black men make up only 2.8 percent of the total enrollments at these large research institutions. The report found that at 30 of the 50 flagships there were fewer than 500 black male students.

The study recommends increased outreach to black male students and the continuation of affirmative action admissions programs at universities that have them and the institution of such programs at universities that currently do not practice race-sensitive admissions.

Race-sensitive admissions at flagship universities are currently illegal in only three states: California, Florida, and Washington.