A Lil Positivity: HBCUs Welcome Record-Breaking Freshman Class Enrollment To Campus This Fall

- By Bossip Staff


HBCUs Welcome Record-Breaking Freshman Class Enrollment To Campus This Fall

According to HBCU Digest enrollment at the historically Black colleges are on the rise!

What does an increase in enrollment mean exactly? For some, it means increased interest in a campus or its degree offerings.

But for black colleges, a boost in students could make the difference in a stabilized or downgrade in bond rating, the fine line between hiring or laying off staff, the slim margin between operating on revenue instead of a line of credit, or having full accreditation status versus warning or probation for financial struggles.

Central State University

CSU welcomed 634 new first-time students this fall, a 22 percent increase from 2015. The enrollment jump coincides with the university’s new initiative to reduce out-of-state surcharges for students from neighboring states by 76 percent.

Harris-Stowe State University

The Hornets welcomed their largest freshman class in school history, with more than 600 students contributing to a two-year, 50 percent total increase in enrollment.

North Carolina Central University

The NCCU Campus Echo reports on the school’s increase in students, with focus on the school following a national trend of more women enrolling in college than men.

Virginia State University

Trojan Land welcomes nearly 1,000 freshman to campus this fall, a 30 percent increase from last year’s class.

Shaw University

Shaw increased it freshman class to more than 600 students, the largest in six years and part of a reversal of five consecutive years of declining enrollment.

Read the entire list HERE.

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