Are hate crime reports increasing black student enrollment to HBCUs?

Are hate crime reports increasing black student enrollment to HBCUs?

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, a recent paper published by Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis shows a 20% enrollment increase by first-time black college students at HBCUs in states where hate crime reports have increased since 2016.

The takeaway? The political climate of the last four years in particular has not only created a rise in reported bigoted incidents on campus, but has spotlighted the need for systemic measures for institutions who wish to truly create a safe and inclusive campus culture for their black students.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.