How HBCUs impact their home states

By: | July 8, 2019
HBCUs tend to enroll and graduate an outsize number of African American students in the states in which they are located.HBCUs tend to enroll and graduate an outsize number of African American students in the states in which they are located.

The United Negro College Fund’s new report, “HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight,” examined the access HBCUs provide in the states in which they are located.

Among the findings:

Florida’s HBCUs:

  • Comprise 4% of four-year institutions
  • Enroll 9% of black undergraduates
  • Produce 18% of black graduates

Delaware’s sole HBCU:

  • Comprises 20% of four-year institutions
  • Enrolls 40% of black undergraduates
  • Produces 47% of black graduates

Washington, D.C.’s HBCUs:

  • Comprise 25% of all colleges and universities
  • Enroll 71% of black undergraduates
  • Produce 71% of black graduates

Louisiana’s HBCUs:

  • Comprise 19% of all colleges and universities
  • Enroll 38% of black undergraduates
  • Produce 38% of black graduates

Maryland’s HBCUs:

  • Comprise 13% of all colleges and universities
  • Enroll 48% of black undergraduates
  • Produce 42% of black graduates

Texas’ HBCUs:

  • Comprise 9% of all colleges and universities
  • Enroll 21% of black undergraduates
  • Produce 18% of black graduates

Virginia’s HBCUs:

  • Comprise 11% of colleges and universities
  • Enroll 29% of black students
  • Produce 32% of black graduates

Read the full story: HBCUs remain crucial to access in higher ed