Submitted on Friday, 1/26/2018, at 1:13 PM

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reported in their 2017 survey that Amherst College is once again top-ranked in percentage of black first-year students among elite liberal arts colleges. Black first-year students, some 78 in number, make up 16.6 percent of the entering class.

Amherst broke the Journal's 24-year record two years ago, reporting a population of Black first-year students exceeding 18 percent.