Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Prairie View A&M University in Texas has seen an 8 percent increase in total enrollments this fall, driven by a 15 percent increase in the number of first-time, full-time freshman students. The university also has boosted its retention rate.

Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has its largest entering class in school history, numbering more than 500 students. The university also reports that the entering class is the “most talented and diverse in school history.” More than 30 percent of the freshman class are enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

Meharry Medical College in Nashville recently held its white coat ceremony for the largest entering class in the history of the medical school.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: James Morris Lawson Jr., 1928-2024

Lawson enrolled at the Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1958. While he was a student, he helped organize sit-ins at lunch counters in downtown Nashville. In 1960, he was expelled from the university for his participation in civil rights protests.

Featured Jobs