This year, for the first time, there are more than 50,000 students on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Among these students are 1,723 African Americans, an increase of nine black students from a year ago. Thus, blacks make up 3.4 percent of the student body.
There are 279 black students in the undergraduate entering class at the university, up by eight students from a year ago. Blacks make up 3.4 percent of the entering class.
African Americans make up about 11 percent of the college-age population in Texas.