Cornell Sees 10 Percent Jump in Black Freshmen

For the fourth consecutive year Cornell University has seen an increase in the percentage of black students in its entering class. There are 192 black freshman students enrolling this fall for the 2006-07 academic year. This is up nearly 10 percent from a year ago.

Blacks are 5.9 percent of this year’s freshman class, compared to 5.6 percent a year ago. This is the highest percentage of black students in Cornell’s first-year class since JBHE first starting collecting freshman enrollment data in 1992.