More Than 4.2 Million Blacks Enrolled in U.S. Higher Education Programs

The U.S. Department of Education has just released preliminary data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) on enrollments for the 2010-11 academic year. The data covers enrollments in all Title IV institutions in the United States. This group includes any institution that meets the requirements for participation in federal student financial aid programs. The number of Title IV institutions submitting IPEDS data was 7,398. This includes 3,469 for-profit, private educational institutions and schools.

The survey found that during the 2010-11 academic year, there were 29.5 million students enrolled at these Title IV institutions. Of these, 4,217,140, or 14.3 percent, were Black.

There were 421,613 Blacks enrolled in graduate-level programs. They made up 10.9 percent of all students enrolled in graduate programs.

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