African American Students

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more Black individuals than Whites are enrolled in some form of school.

Researchers evaluated education for all Americans, factoring in details such as age, sex, race and family income.

Results showed that while 21.9 percent of all non-Hispanic White Americans over the age of three were enrolled in school, as of October 2014, 30.2 percent of Black Americans over the age of three were enrolled in school during in that same time period.

The study also found that Black males over the age of three were more likely to be enrolled in school than Black females. Those numbers change when looking specifically at 18 and 19-year-old Blacks enrolled in college; 52.7 percent of Black women were enrolled in college compared to 28.4 percent of Black men in that same age group.

The data also showed that White women were slightly more likely to be enrolled in college than Black women, and White men were more likely to be enrolled in college than Black men.

Full results are available at: www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2014/tables.html.