Total fall enrollment in HBCUs was about 290,000 in 2001 (table 1). For the past four decades, women have made up a larger proportion of enrollment in these institutions than men (figure 1); in 2001, women made up 61 percent of enrollment.
- In 2001, 90 percent of HBCU students attended 4-year institutions and 10 percent attended 2-year institutions. HBCU students were more likely to attend public institutions than private, not-for-profit institutions (72 vs. 28 percent) (derived from table A-2).
Two percent of all college students were enrolled in HBCUs in 2001. Black enrollment at HBCUs accounted for 13 percent of all Black enrollment (table 1).
In 2001, Blacks constituted 82 percent of all those enrolled in HBCUs and in 1976, they made up 85 percent (table A-7).