Tennessee State University Enrolls Record Number of Black Male First-Time Students

Tennessee State University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, reports that enrollments have increased 8 percent this year compared to a year ago. There are 6,827 undergraduates and 1,997 graduate students on campus this fall.

The university reports that the incoming freshman class is the largest in five years. Particularly encouraging is the fact that there are a record number of African-American males who have enrolled as first-time students this fall.

The most recent Department of Education data shows that women made up 64 percent of all undergraduates at Tennessee State.