Historically Black Colleges and Universities are spiking in enrollment.
Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux said their enrollment continues to rise every year.
“We’re seeing more students from the West Coast, the Midwest, from the southern states,” Breaux said.
Bowie State expects an eight-percent increase in enrollment, while Howard University had a more than 15-percent enrollment increase.
“This has the potential to be our largest freshman class ever… certainly in the last 30 years,” Howard Provost and Chief Academic Officer Anthony Wutoh said.
The numbers are expected to be even higher, as HBCU officials believe calls for racial justice, and a few other factors influenced students.
“Across the country, those who never heard about HBCUs and didn’t understand the value that we bring to our communities now learning about HBCUs,” Breaux said.