Morehouse College Graduates Its Largest Class in History

Readers of JBHE are well aware of the fact that black women hold a large lead over black men in college enrollments, degrees earned, honor roll achievement, and just about every facet of higher education.

But Morehouse College in Atlanta remains a powerful beacon of achievement in the higher education of black men. Morehouse, the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr., is a highly selective liberal arts institution with one of the highest graduation rates among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. This spring 540 black men graduated from Morehouse College, the largest class in the 139-year-old history of the institution.

Morehouse is one of only four colleges in the United States that restricts enrollments to men.