Surge in Black First-Year Enrollments at Rutgers University

Rutgers University, regarded as one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the United States, reports a record number of freshman enrollments. More than 6,000 students enrolled at the main campus of Rutgers University this fall. More than half of the incoming students are non-Caucasians.

Universitywide, black first-year enrollments are up 13 percent from a year ago. Blacks are 9 percent of all enrollments at the flagship New Brunswick campus. African Americans are 17 percent of all undergraduates at the Camden campus and 19 percent of total enrollments on the Newark campus.