Updated: Sep 14, 2022
Courtesy of Fisk Univeristy
Fisk University, one of the nation’s elite private historically black universities and colleges (HBCU), has experienced a remarkable enrollment increase over the past four years. In 2017, the total student body was 630 students, and this fall, Fisk exceeded 1,050 students with an incoming class of just under 400 students. These students arrive from 33 states and five countries to join the Fisk family and to become part of the next generation of executive leaders across every sector of society. Many are first-generation students, whose trajectory will define families and communities across the country. In an increasingly minority/majority world, this is the future, and the future looks bright.
Over the last years, test scores for the incoming classes have increased from the 54th to the 71st percentile in terms of national test averages. This is particularly noteworthy considering how average national ACT scores have declined consistently in recent years. Last year, Fisk was voted the number one institution in the country by Forbes for academic stewardship, which reflected the incredible efficacy of the institution in producing stellar outcomes despite minimal resources. It is perhaps this fact, more than anything, that students are coveting: an institution or rather a family where not everything is taken for granted but where everyone will fight for your dreams.