Undergraduate Enrollment at HBCUs

In 2016, Black or African American students represented the majority of undergraduates enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Almost three-quarters of all undergraduate students enrolled at HBCUs were Black (73.8 percent). Over one in 10 (11.4 percent) were White, and 5.1 percent were Hispanic or Latino. The remaining 9.7 percent were from other backgrounds, including 2.5 percent who were international students.

Undergraduate Enrollment at HBCUs, by Race and Ethnicity: 2016


U.S. Department of Education, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2016

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander students represented 0.1 percent of all undergraduate students at HBCUs in 2016.