Historically Black Wilberforce University Sees Fall-Off in Enrollments

Wilberforce University, the private historically black educational institution in Ohio, enrolled 150 freshman students this fall. This is down from 194 first-year students in 2008, a decrease of 23 percent.

Total enrollments at the university are now about 650. This is down from 795 students last year.

Despite employee furloughs, salary reductions, and other cost-cutting measures, the university continues to face a budget shortfall.