More Good News in Enrollments at Several HBCUs

arrowLast week a JBHE post reported some good news on enrollments at several historically Black colleges and universities. Since that time, several other HBCUs have also reported some good news on enrollments.

Alabama A&M University has 1,483 first-time freshman students on campus this fall. This is a new record eclipsing the old mark set in 2003. First-time freshman enrollments at the university are up a whopping 22.2 percent from a year ago. Since 2012, first-time freshman enrollments are up 43.6 percent. Graduate enrollments have increased from 776 students in 2012 to 1,123 today, an increase of 44.7 percent.

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta reports the largest entering class of students in the school’s history. This fall 159 students began studies at the school. Of these, 84 were in the medical doctorate program and 10 students were enrolled in the Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences. Twenty-eight students began work toward a master of public health degree, and 35 other new students were enrolled in other master’s degree programs.

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, reports that first-time freshman enrollments are up 29 percent from a year ago. There are 519 first-time freshmen on campus this fall. Total enrollments at Central State University are 1,804 students, up 3 percent from a year ago.

Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, reports that there are 905 students enrolled this fall. This is the highest enrollment in the college’s history and is an 18.6 percent increase from 2014. In the spring semester of 2012, there were only 266 students enrolled at the HBCU.

Enrollments at North Carolina Central University in Durham increased from 7,687 a year ago to 8,018 this year. This is a 4.3 percent increase. There are 1,137 first-time freshman students on campus and 413 new students who have transferred to North Carolina Central University. There are 1,245 graduate students enrolled, including 15 in doctoral degree programs.


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  1. J Willingham says:

    Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA also saw a significant increase in enrollment this school year.

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