The Huge Gender Gap in Black Enrollments at HBCU Law Schools

The American Bar Association has compiled and published enrollment and degree completion data for its member law schools. Last week, a JBHE post looked at the racial and ethnic breakdown of enrollments at the six law schools at historically Black universities.

Now, we will examine the gender gap among Black students at these six law schools. All told there are 123 Black men enrolled at the six law schools at HBCUs. At these six schools, there are 438 Black women enrolled. Thus, among Black enrollments at these law schools, Black women make up 78 percent of all Black enrollments.

At the law school at the University of the District Columbia, there are five Black men and 35 Black women enrolled. Women are 87.5 percent of all Black enrollments at the law school. At the law school at North Carolina Central University, women are 81.3 percent of all Black enrollments.

At Texas Southern University in Houston, women make up 62 percent of Black enrollments. This was the lowest percentage of women among Black enrollments at the six law schools at HBCUs.

 

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