Sharp Drop in Black Enrollments at Public Colleges and Universities in Illinois


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The Illinois Board of Higher Education has reported that the number of African-American students enrolled at public colleges and universities in Illinois has fallen nearly 25.9 percent during the five-year period from 2013 to 2017. The decline in Black students was especially prominent in Illinois’ community colleges, which saw drops of about 30 percent. At public Illinois universities, the drop-off among African-American undergraduates was 14 percent. Blacks make up 14.6 percent of the state’s population. But African Americans are just 6 percent of the undergraduate students at th...