It still is a little early, but this is now the second year in a row I have noticed enrollment growth at a number of HBCUs. Last year I opined in writing and on radio (NPR) that 2016 was the first fall after the 2015 Mizzou protests and subsequent protests all across the nation.

In the past few days more stories have come out noticing the growth this year. We’ll keep watching, but with Black students feeling pressure because of the national anthem protests, which now includes impeachment of the SGA Vice President at Clemson, or the marches by white nationalists, more and more students and parents will look at HBCUs as a better fit.

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