Annual Survey related articles

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

In 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are seventeen with an entering class that is more than 10 percent Black.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

We note that there appears to be a greater reluctance to divulge information about Black student acceptance rates. The recent litigation involving the admissions practices of Harvard University concerning Asian American students appears to have struck a nerve in higher education circles.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Over the past 25 years, the nation’s highest-ranked research universities have made significant progress on the admission of Black students in their entering classes.

Bowdoin College Enrolls an Entering Class That Is 14.3 Percent Black

Bowdoin College Enrolls an Entering Class That Is 14.3 Percent Black

There are 501 students in the current first-year class at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The 72 Black students make up 14.3 percent of the first-year class. This ranks Bowdoin second in this year’s annual survey of Black first-year students at the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

After a string of three first-place finishes, Amherst College dropped to second place in JBHE’s 2016 survey of Black students in entering classes at the leading liberal arts college. This year Amherst is back on top.