Black Enrollments in Higher Education Predicted to Increase by 30 Percent by 2019

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education estimates that in the year 2019, there will be 3,370,000 African Americans enrolled in degree-granting higher education institutions in the United States. This would be a 30 percent increase in enrollments from 2008.

Overall enrollments in higher education are predicted to rise 17 percent by 2019. White student enrollments will increase 7 percent, according to the predictive model.