From 1980 to 1991, Black male college enrollment increased by 11 percent to 517,000 from 464,000 (+53,000). Black female college en­rollment grew by 27 percent (+175,000) for the same period (from

643.0 to 818,000). Overall Black college enrollment increased to

1.335.0 by 1991, representing a 21 percent increase for the twenty – one-year period. By comparison, the gains for other groups over the period were: Asians, 123 percent (1991 total = 637,000); Hispanics, 84 percent (1991 total = 867,000); and whites, 12 percent (1991 total = 10,990,000).6