JBHE rankings

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently released several studies on the presence of African-Americans in America’s elite universities, including the College.

Here, JBHE notes that Dartmouth has seen a 9.3% decline in the number of black freshmen in the entering class from 1994 to 2004, the largest negative shift in the Ivy League (though Yale showed a bigger absolute decline). The journal does, however, note the major flaws inherent in their ranking method.

JBHE also adds that Dartmouth has the second-highest percentage of African-American faculty in the Ivy League, at 4.1% (the College only trails Columbia, with 6.4%; Princeton is last of the Ancient Eight at 3.0%).