Princeton ranks among top schools for African Americans

Sept. 1, 2006 6:15 p.m.

Black Enterprise magazine has named Princeton as one of the country's top colleges for African-American students.

Princeton was ranked No. 38 among the top 50 institutions for African-American students. The magazine evaluated more than 1,400 institutions for its rankings.
The rankings were determined through a survey of more than 500 African-American higher education professionals, who were asked to assess the social and academic environments at the nation's colleges and universities. Factors in the rankings also included graduation rate of African-American students, undergraduate enrollment of African-American students and their percentage of the total undergraduate population.

Black Enterprise noted that 9.4 percent of Princeton freshmen in fall 2005 were African Americans, which represented a 38 percent increase from the previous year and was the highest percentage among Ivy League institutions.

The rankings appear in the September issue of Black Enterprise. More information can be found on the Black Enterprise Web site (registration required).