States That Enroll the Most Black Students in Higher Education

According to new data released by the Department of Education, California has the most African-American students enrolled in higher education. In 2004 there were more than 182,000 black students enrolled in college in California. New York had the second-highest total of blacks enrolled in college with 160,941. Florida jumped ahead of Texas as the state with the third-highest number of African-American college students. In all, there are seven states that have more than 100,000 black students enrolled in college.

On a percentage basis, Mississippi leads the nation. More than 38 percent of all students enrolled in higher education in Mississippi are black. Blacks also make up more than 30 percent of all enrolled college students in Louisiana, Georgia, and the District of Columbia.