November 8, 2012, 1:50 pm
Paul Quinn College, in Texas, recently announced that its number of Latino applicants has increased by over 300 percent. Alcorn State University, in Mississippi, recently hired a white coach for its football team. A few years ago, Morehouse College, in Atlanta, had a white valedictorian. St. Philip’s College, in Texas, is the only college in the nation that is designated by the federal government as both an HBCU and a Hispanic Serving Institution. Is the landscape changing at many of the nation’s HBCU’s?
Latino enrollment at HBCU’s is increasing, especially in regions of the country where the Latino population is growing rapidly. My guess is that Latino enrollment will continue to grow at HBCU’s just like it is growing at most majority institutions across the country. Latinos are the largest minority in college today, and given the U.S. Census projections, the population will…