Black Males in College versus Black Males in Prison in Illinois (2007 enrollments)




    Number of Percentage of   Number of Percentage of  
  Illinois Colleges Black Male Black Male Illinois State Black Male Black Male  
  and Universities Students_____Students Prisons_______ Inmates______Inmates_______  
  Art Institute of Chicago 41 1.4% Big Muddy River CC 1,110 60%  
  Bradley University 115 1.9% Centralia CC 915 60%  
  Columbia College 704 5.9 Danville CC 1093 60%  
  Chicago State University 1,363 20% Dixon CC 1298 60%  
  DePaul University 663 2.8% East Moline CC 684 60%  
  Dominican University 441 1.3% Graham CC 1,081 60%  
  Eastern Illinois University 377 3.1% Hill CC 1,097 60%  
  Illinois Institute of Technology 143 2% Illinois River CC 1,183 60%  
  Illinois State University 385 1.9% Jacksonville CC 908 60%  
  Loyola University Chicago 234 1.5% Lawrence CC 1,198 60%  
  North Park University 113 3.5% Logan CC 1,132 60%  
  Northeastern Illinois University 410 3.5% Menard CC 2,065 60%  
  Northern Illinois University 991 3.99% Pinckneyville CC 1,313 60%  
  Northwestern University 321 1.7% Pontiac CC 914 60%  
  Roosevelt University 308 4.3% Robinson CC 719 60%  
  Southern Illinois University Carbondale 1,524 7.3% Shawnee CC 1,201 60%  
  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 398 3% Stateville CC 1,952 60%  
  University of Chicago 287 2% Tamms CC 269 60%  
  University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign 994 2.3% Taylorville CC 701 60%  
  University of Illinois Chicago 639 2.5% Vandalia CC 857 60%  
  University of Illinois Springfield 165 3.4% Vienna CC 961 60%  
  Western Illinois University 408 3.1 Western Illinois CC 1,207 60%  
  Totals 11,024     23,858    

These are random lists of the major colleges and the major prisons in Illinois. There are more colleges and there are more prisons in Illinois not included in these lists. Sixty percent is the average number of Black males in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Some of the prisons above have more than 60% and some have less than 60%. Most Black men in college are between 18 and 30 years old. Many, if not most of the Black men in prisons are between 18 and 40 years old. The abbreviation CC represents “Correctional Center”. We did not include community colleges or county jails in these statistics. These statistics were provided by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Department of Corrections for 2007. This information was compiled by The Black Star Project, www.blackstarproject.org or 773.285.9600.