The Medical Schools With the Most Black Students

The Association of American Medical Colleges has released data on the 6,188 Black students enrolled at U.S. medical schools during the 2017-18 academic year.

As expected, the three historically Black medical schools have the largest number of Black students. Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, has the most Black students with 350. Black students are 72 percent of the total enrollments at Meharry. Howard University in Washington, D.C., enrolls 304 Black students. At Howard, Blacks are 60 percent of the student body. At Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, there are 247 Black students, making up 67 percent of total enrollments. (Each school also lists several biracial students.)

Among the predominantly White medical schools, the largest number of Black students is at Indiana University. The 128 Black students at the Indiana University School of Medicine make up nearly 9 percent of the student body. Other medical schools with more than 100 Black students are at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Medical College of Georgia, the University of Illinois, and the University of North Carolina. Medical schools with more than 80 Black students included Ohio State University, the Medical University of South Carolina, and New York Medical School.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the medical schools at the following universities had no Black students: the University of Hawaii, the University of North Dakota, the University of South Dakota, and Washington State University. There were less than five Black students at the medical schools at California Northstate, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Utah.

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  1. claudia cian says:

    PROUD OF MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE…employed there for 22 years….

  2. Maggie says:

    I’m a pre-med student, and I was wondering if you could let me know the link the article with the data? Thank you!

  3. Gregg L. Friedman MD says:

    Interesting article on medical school. Thanks for publishing it. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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