States With the Fewest Black Students Enrolled in College

Last week we reported new data showing that California remains the state with the most black students enrolled in college. In Mississippi blacks make up the largest percentage of total college enrollments within a particular state.

Now we turn our attention to states with the fewest number of black students enrolled in college. The latest Department of Education figures show that there are only 270 blacks enrolled in college in Montana. Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, North Dakota, and Vermont each have fewer than 1,000 African-American college students.

Blacks make up 0.6 percent of all students enrolled in college in Montana, the lowest rate in the nation. Idaho is the only other state where blacks are less than 1 percent of college enrollments.