The flagship campus of Indiana University in Bloomington reports a record number of African American students this fall. There are 1,862 Black students on campus. But they make up only 4.3 percent of the total student body. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that African Americans make up 9.6 percent of the population in the state of Indiana. Therefore, Black enrollments at the state’s flagship university are less than one half of what would be called for if racial parity were to prevail.
Elsewhere in the system, Indiana University-East campus in Richmond has a record number of Black students. The 140 Black students make up 4.3 percent of the student body. There are 374 Black students at Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany. They make up more than 7 percent of the student body.
First-year enrollments of Black students set a record at the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.