New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in the fall of 2012 there were 328,630 African Americans enrolled in U.S. graduate school degree programs. African Americans were 11.3 percent of the total graduate school enrollments.
A year earlier in 2011, there were 327,056 African Americans enrolled in graduate school. They made up 11.2 percent of all graduate school enrollments.
Earlier, JBHE reported that overall African American enrollments in higher education dropped by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012. But it appears that in graduate schools, African Americans are holding steady.