Norfolk State University Seeks Out Black Men

Increasingly black women are becoming a larger percentage of the student bodies at historically black colleges and universities. For example, women now make up 73 percent of all undergraduate enrollments at Clark Atlanta University.

At Norfolk State University in Virginia, women make up 62 percent of the undergraduate student body. But Norfolk State is determined to boost black male enrollments. The university is now offering $2,500 annual scholarships to black men who graduate from local high schools with a 3.0 grade point average. Black women are not eligible for the scholarships. The scholarships resulted in an increase of 27 percent in black male freshmen this past academic year.