Great News on Black Graduate School Enrollments

Some of the most positive news we have reported is that black enrollments in graduate school have continued to grow at a rapid pace. Increased black enrollments and graduate degree attainments are a modest but significant sign of progress in the higher education of African Americans.

In 2004 there were 220,000 blacks enrolled in U.S. graduate schools. This was up 8 percent from 2003. Black enrollments in graduate school are up nearly 40 percent since the year 2000. Since 1980 black enrollments in graduate education have tripled.