Blacks Projected to Have a Higher Share of College Enrollments by 2022

department_of_educationA new report from the U.S. Department of Education projects that African American enrollments in higher education will grow significantly more than enrollments for White Americans. The projections show an increase in enrollments by Blacks of 26 percent in the 2011-to-2022 period. During the same timeframe, enrollments in higher education by Whites are expected to increase by only 7 percent.

The projections show that by 2022, there will be 3,940,000 African Americans enrolled in higher education. They will make up 17.3 percent of all enrollments in higher education, according to the projections. Today Blacks make up about 15 percent of higher education enrollments.

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