A Portrait of Public Black Colleges and Universities

Four of every five black students who are enrolled at historically black colleges and universities attend state-operated educational institutions. A new report from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, which represents the nation’s public historically black universities, finds that these schools enroll 235,360 students, 83 percent of whom are African Americans.

The report found that the faculties of these universities are far more racially diverse than the student bodies at these schools. Black men are 31 percent of all faculty at these schools and black women make up 27 percent of the faculties.

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