In recent weeks, JBHE has reported encouraging news on higher enrollments at a large number of historically Black colleges and universities. Now Clark Atlanta University in Georgia and Bowie State University in Maryland join the parade.
At Bowie State University in Maryland, 967 first-year students are on campus this fall. This is the highest number in university history. There were 591 first-year students in 2015. Total enrollments at Bowie State are 5,669 this fall, up from 5,430 in 2015. The university reports that an aggressive recruiting strategy resulted in a far higher student yield for students who accepted the university’s offer of admission.
Clark Atlanta University reports that there are 1,200 first-year entering students on campus this fall. This is up 20 percent from a year ago. This is the largest entering class since 2007. Total undergraduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students is the highest in six years.