A Decline in Black Enrollments in Higher Education: But Graduate Enrollments Inch Higher

2015097 copyA new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers preliminary data on higher educational enrollments in the 2013-14 academic year.

According to the report, there were 3,954,120 Black or African American students who were enrolled in higher education during the 2013-14 academic year. They made up 14.2 percent of all enrollments in higher education institutions in the United States. The same report issued a year ago found 4,082,004 Black or African American students enrolled in Title IV institutions in the United States. Blacks made up 14.4 percent of all students at these educational institutions. Thus, Black enrollments are down 3.1 percent from the 2012-13 academic year.

There were 451,257 Black or African American students enrolled in graduate programs during the 2013-14 academic year. They made up 12 percent of all graduate students. In the 2012-13 academic year there were 448,346 Black or African American students enrolled in graduate programs. They made up 11.9 percent of all graduate students.

The full report, Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14, can be downloaded by clicking here.

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