Black Percentage of Students at State Universities in Florida Continues to Slide

This fall there are 39,528 black students on the 11 campuses of the state university system in Florida. Black enrollments are up 1.6 percent from a year ago. At the same time, the overall percentage of blacks in the state university system dropped from 13.9 percent to 13.7 percent. In 2004, blacks were 14.5 percent of the total enrollments.

Black enrollments were up at nine of the 11 campuses. There were small declines in overall black enrollments at Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the historically black institution in Tallahassee. More than one quarter of all black students in the state university system attend Florida A&M University.

Since 2002, at six of the 11 campuses in the Florida state university system, the percentage of blacks in the student body has declined.