Freshman enrollment at Fisk University  has increased significantly, and the private HBCU recently announced that students from across five countries and 33 states would be attending the college this fall in Nashville, Tenn.

The university announced that a record 1,050 students were enrolled for the 2022/23 school year, a large increase from only 630 students in 2017. Nearly 400 of the students are freshmen, and many are first-generation college students from underrepresented communities. At least 58 percent of the incoming students are eligible for Pell grants.

Fisk University’s goal is to increase future enrollment to between 1,600 and 1,800 students within four years.