A new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2010 there were 2,902,749 Black students enrolled in Title IV institutions, those higher educational institutions that are eligible to participate in federal student financial aid programs. Blacks were 13.4 percent of all students enrolled in these institutions in 2010.
Of the 2.9 million enrolled, 1.9 million, or 66 percent, were enrolled in state-operated colleges or universities. More than 427,000 Black students were enrolled in private, nonprofit institutions of higher education and 571,000 Black students were enrolled at for-profit educational schools.
Of the 2.9 million Black students enrolled at Title IV institutions, 1,337,325, or 46 percent, were enrolled at four-year institutions. In contrast, 51 percent of the total of nearly 12 million White students enrolled at these institutions, were in four-year programs.
The report also found 314,320 Black students enrolled in graduate programs at Title IV institutions. They made up 10.7 percent of all graduate students.