Checking Up on Black Enrollments at Louisiana State University

lsulogoLouisiana State University in Baton Rouge has released new data on student enrollments for the Fall 2013 semester. There are nearly 25,000 undergraduate students on campus this fall and this total includes 2,774 Black students. Thus, Blacks make up 11.1 percent of all undergraduates. Of the Black undergraduates, 1,710 are women and 1,064 are men. Therefore, women make up 61.6 percent of all Black enrollments. Blacks are 32.4 percent of the Louisiana population so the Black undergraduate student population at Louisiana State University is about one third the percentage of Blacks in the state’s population.

There are 4,806 graduate students on the Baton Rouge campus this fall. This total includes 425 Black students. Thus, Blacks are 8.8 percent of all graduate enrollments. Women make up two thirds of all Black enrollments. Blacks make up 3.4 percent of the graduate engineering students and 1.7 percent of the enrollments in veterinary medicine.

Related Articles

1 COMMENT

  1. Although the percentage of Black students at LSU is disappointing, one has to observe that Louisiana operates a historically black college system that attracts Black students from Louisiana.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Historians in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Dan David Prize

Keisha Blain of Brown University and Cécile Fromont of Harvard University have received 2024 Dan David Prizes for their outstanding achievements as academic historians.

City of Hope Partners with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine to Advance Diversity in Cancer Research

“By working together, City of Hope and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science aim to address health disparities and promote diversity in specialized medical fields, ultimately improving health care outcomes for the communities we serve," said David Carlisle, president of CDU.

Nine Black Leaders Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

All in the Family

Nelson Mandela once stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon we have to change the world.” One family that has taken that sentiment to heart is the Millet family.

Featured Jobs