Blacks in Higher Education: A Decade Down the Road

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education estimates that in the year 2017, 2,870,000 African Americans will be enrolled in higher education. Over the next decade, the report estimates that black enrollments in higher education will increase nearly 24 percent. Overall enrollments are predicted to increase by about 12 percent.

If these predictions come true, in 2017 blacks will make up 14.3 percent of all students enrolled in higher education. Today, blacks are 12.8 percent of total enrollments.