Southern Illinois University Carbondale Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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Egyptian19690516SIU.tif
Egyptian19690516SIU.tif
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high black enroUm^it
SIU ranfcs highly 1b ibe ouci- ber of bUck midcDU enrc^led amoQg tbe nation** coDqges and tmtrervlitcs, accordiiig to 3 rcccix article in tbe Chno- icle ot Higher Educacloo
Tbe figure*, compiled (rom reporu eubmitced by the scboolB to Ibe Department of Health, e bication and Wel¬ fare, thaw SIU bad 2, 201 black studenu enrolled In 196,
The 2, 201 black students registered among tbe 31, 913 total enroUmcnt at both SIU camptises represents almost s^en per cent of the enUre student populatiotu'
Only 20 scbools bad more Mack trotfrgs cbu SU sad of [bee 15 mere pre tonl&^ ately or aboo totally tdack.
Tbe remalslDg five schools sre radced U follows:
Total Compton 5, 400
Temple 32, 079
Merrla 8, S76
Highland park 4, 488 Wayne State 21, 290
Both Wayne State, located In Detroit, and Temple, tn urban Philadelphia, draw many of tbeir black sofdents from the clry. Compton, Merrin and Highland Park axe all junior colleges.
2, 754 2, 700 3, 551
2, 384 2, 297
bead oftte
SIU, said SIU is "te
¦tian'' wl
of a onlqafr sinsKlan" wfacn li to^te oomber of Uacfc
He did oOer ifaree reasons, faowerer, tbat coctrihuted to the high ^irollment.
First, C^rbovd^ie iiseUbas a fairly higb resideiz popu- laiioi] of black£. Secood, the Sotnbem niiools area—from East. Su Louis to Catro^is an are^ of high black popula¬ tion* Thirdly, Rosser said that tbe atiirJ^s and actions of Presldem Deljte Morris in breaking down prejudice had to be a signlflcaiK fac¬ tor,
Rossek also tioted that the majority of black stxidentB now come from the Chicago area,
SIU Is far ahead of other state schools- Un'versliy of Illinois reported 690 black students at Champaign and 863 at theChlcago Circle campus. Northern Ullrwis University reported 366 black students while Western Illinois repon- cd lOU Eastern Illinois Uni¬ versity only reponcd 79,
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