Black Males In College Statistics: Market Report & Data

In this post, we present a comprehensive overview of the current statistics surrounding Black males in college in the United States. From enrollment rates and graduation outcomes to disparities in loan borrowing and earnings, these statistics shed light on the challenges and opportunities facing Black men pursuing higher education. Let’s delve into the data and explore the complex landscape of Black male college experiences.

Statistic 1

"In 2018, 33.6% of Black men ages 18 to 24 years were enrolled in college."

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Statistic 2

"In 2019, 59.1% of African American high school completers enrolled in higher education."

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Statistic 3

"Black men make up only 5.5% of all college students enrolled in the United States."

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"At the current pace of progress, it will take Black men four centuries to catch up to the graduation rates of white males."

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Statistic 5

"Approximately 35% of Black males who start college complete their degree."

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"In the 2016-17 academic year, some 1.8 million Black men and women were enrolled in degree-granting institutions."

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"The six-year graduation rate of first-time, full-time undergraduate Black men was 37.5% in 2018."

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"In 2017, 75% of African American students borrowed federal student loans for their bachelor's degree."

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Statistic 9

"In 2016, the median earnings of Black male college graduates aged 25-34 was $45,000, below the $50,000 for all male college graduates."

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"As of 2016, Black males in collegiate sports make up 2.8% of full-time degree-seeking undergraduates but 56.3 percent of football teams and 60.8 percent of basketball teams."

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"In 2018, only 15% of Black males aged 25 and over held a Bachelor’s degree."

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"As of 2018, Black men have a college attendance rate of 34%, compared to 39% for Black women."

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"In 2019, Black high school graduates were the most underrepresented in bachelor's degree attainment at 27.9%."

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"Across all degree levels in 2013, Black males made up 34% of awarded degrees to Black students."

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"The percentage of Black STEM majors who are men fell from 24% in 1995 to 19% in 2016."

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"Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Black male college students increased from 5.1% to 5.5%."

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"As of 2018, there were 1.7 million Black male students and 2.4 million Black female students in U.S. postsecondary schools."

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Statistic 18

"From 1999-2000 to 2015-16, the percentage of degrees in science and engineering conferred to Black males decreased from 10.7% to 8.7%."

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The statistics presented highlight both progress and ongoing challenges faced by Black males in college education. While enrollment rates have shown improvement, disparities persist in graduation rates, borrowing rates, earnings, and representation in certain fields and at various academic levels. The data underscore the need for continued efforts to address barriers to educational attainment for Black males, including improving graduation rates, reducing borrowing disparities, increasing representation in STEM fields, and promoting equitable access to higher education opportunities. This holistic approach is crucial in advancing educational equity and economic mobility for Black males in the United States.

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