Monday, August 11, 2014

HBCU Stats ... Enrollments and 6-Year Graduation Rates

Last update: Friday 8/15/14 @ 9:38 am
Table 2, at the bottom of this note, presents the enrollments and 6-year graduation rates for the 86 HBCUs that offered bachelors degree programs in the Fall 2012 -- which is the most recent semester for which this IPEDS data is available. The overview presented in Table 1 provides a useful context for reviewing the detailed information presented in Table 2. 

Key points to note in Tables 1 and 2 include:
  •  Of the 106 colleges and universities officially designated in 2012 as HBCUs, only 86 offered bachelors degree programs. Eleven (11) HBCUs offered associates degrees, two offered medical degrees, one offered religious degrees, and six (6) were not accredited, so IPEDS does not include any data about them.
     
  • Although more private HBCUs (46) than public HBCUs (40) offered bachelors programs, 70 percent of the black students were enrolled at public HBCUs, but only 30 percent at private HBCUs ... less than half as many.
     
  • The last row of Table 1 refers to the 12 HBCUs having the highest 6-year graduation rates for black students. As the reader will see in Table 2 (below), all 12 were private HBCUs
     
  • However these top level private HBCUs only enrolled 10.4 percent of the HBCU community's black students.
     
  • The data in Table 2 was extracted from the IPEDS database via its Website on Monday 8/11/14


Table 1. Total Enrollments of Black Students at HBCUs in the Fall 2012 Semester

Components
Black
Enrollment
Number
of HBCUs
Enrollment
Share
Public HBCUs
136,294
40
70.0%
Private HBCUs
58,468
46
30.0%
All HBCUs
194,762
86
100.0%




Private HBCUs -- 12 Highest Grad Rates
20,314
12
10.4%


Table 2. Enrollment and 6-Year Graduation Rates of Black Students at HBCUs in Fall 2012

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
ST
Type
Black Enrollment Fall 2012
Black
6-Year
Grad
Rates
Virginia University of Lynchburg
VA
Private
456
82%
Wilberforce University
OH
Private
482
80%
Spelman College
GA
Private
1764
74%
Hampton University
VA
Private
3562
65%
Howard University
DC
Private
6160
63%
American Baptist College
TN
Private
115
56%
Morehouse College
GA
Private
2278
54%
Tougaloo College
MS
Private
936
52%
Fisk University
TN
Private
479
50%
Xavier University of Louisiana
LA
Private
1965
50%
Tuskegee University
AL
Private
2118
48%
Selma University
AL
Private
455
46%
Jackson State University
MS
Public
6167
45%
North Carolina Central University
NC
Public
5350
44%
Elizabeth City State University
NC
Public
1980
43%
North Carolina A & T State University
NC
Public
7480
43%
Virginia State University
VA
Public
4487
43%
Claflin University
SC
Private
1710
42%
Johnson C Smith University
NC
Private
1227
42%
Bethune-Cookman University
FL
Private
2736
41%
Winston-Salem State University
NC
Public
3909
41%
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
FL
Public
9378
40%
Albany State University
GA
Public
3100
39%
Clark Atlanta University
GA
Private
2373
39%
Florida Memorial University
FL
Private
1281
38%
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
PA
Public
1324
38%
Bennett College
NC
Private
609
37%
Norfolk State University
VA
Public
5342
37%
Oakwood University
AL
Private
1688
37%
Harris-Stowe State University
MO
Public
1221
36%
Prairie View A & M University
TX
Public
5743
36%
Bowie State University
MD
Public
3803
35%
Delaware State University
DE
Public
2763
35%
Lane College
TN
Private
1512
35%
Tennessee State University
TN
Public
5112
35%
Saint Augustine's University
NC
Private
1385
34%
South Carolina State University
SC
Public
3087
34%
Alabama A & M University
AL
Public
3898
33%
Alcorn State University
MS
Public
2999
33%
Fayetteville State University
NC
Public
3411
33%
Savannah State University
GA
Public
3776
32%
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
MD
Public
2758
32%
Dillard University
LA
Private
1221
31%
Morris College
SC
Private
810
31%
Philander Smith College
AR
Private
603
31%
Rust College
MS
Private
890
31%
Fort Valley State University
GA
Public
3055
30%
Virginia Union University
VA
Private
1292
30%
Benedict College
SC
Private
2878
29%
Morgan State University
MD
Public
5652
28%
Southern University and A & M College
LA
Public
4916
28%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
AR
Public
2549
28%
University of the Virgin Islands
VI
Public
1651
28%
Central State University
OH
Public
2011
27%
Grambling State University
LA
Public
3880
27%
Southwestern Christian College
TX
Private
181
27%
Voorhees College
SC
Private
610
27%
Alabama State University
AL
Public
4863
26%
Stillman College
AL
Private
926
26%
Wiley College
TX
Private
1186
26%
Allen University
SC
Private
666
25%
Huston-Tillotson University
TX
Private
630
25%
Talladega College
AL
Private
1122
25%
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
PA
Public
1126
23%
Edward Waters College
FL
Private
869
23%
Livingstone College
NC
Private
1022
23%
Mississippi Valley State University
MS
Public
1819
23%
Shaw University
NC
Private
1733
23%
Paine College
GA
Private
751
22%
Lincoln University
MO
Public
1047
18%
Southern University at New Orleans
LA
Public
1827
18%
Texas College
TX
Private
734
18%
Saint Pauls College
VA
Private
105
17%
Coppin State University
MD
Public
2591
16%
West Virginia State University
WV
Public
277
16%
Langston University
OK
Public
1770
15%
Miles College
AL
Private
1631
14%
University of the District of Columbia
DC
Public
2736
14%
Bluefield State College
WV
Public
194
13%
Jarvis Christian College
TX
Private
506
13%
Kentucky State University
KY
Public
1195
13%
Texas Southern University
TX
Public
6047
12%
Arkansas Baptist College
AR
Private
1007
8%
Concordia College Alabama
AL
Private
569
8%
Le Moyne-Owen College
TN
Private
1069
8%
Paul Quinn College
TX
Private
166
1%