A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in October 2013 there were 3,118,000 Black or African American students enrolled in college or graduate school. Some 7.5 percent of the entire Black population over the age of 3 was enrolled in college or graduate school. For non-Hispanic Whites, 6 percent of the entire population over the age of 3 was enrolled in higher education.
If we look at only those aged 20 to 21, we find that 53.5 percent of Whites were enrolled in higher education compared to 45.6 percent of Blacks. For adults over the age of 35, 6.6 percent of the total non-Hispanic White population was enrolled in higher education compared to 9.8 percent of the Black population.
Of 3,118,000 Blacks enrolled in higher education in October 2013, 1,880,000, or 60 percent were women.