Diversity 101 

Percentage increase in the number of African-American Georgians who enrolled in college from 1995 to 2005, according to a June 2007 study: 63

Percentage increase in the number of whites who did: 16

Total number of Georgians who enrolled in college in 2005: 426,650

Of those, the percentage that was African-American: 31

Percentage of Georgia’s overall population that’s African-American: 31

Out of 16 Southern states, the number with a higher percentage of African-American college enrollment than Georgia: 1

Of those states, the number that exceed Georgia in the percentage of African-Americans who hold bachelor’s degrees: 1

Percentage of African-American Georgians who enrolled in historically black colleges in 1995: 28

Percentage who enrolled in historically black colleges in 2005: 15

Sources: Southern Regional Education Board Fact Book on Higher Education, U.S. Census Bureau

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