Elizabeth ("Elissa") Hallaren, center, and other Hampton University nursing students attend a psychiatric and mental health nursing class at the university in Hampton on Monday, September 27, 2010. As a nursing senior at Hampton University, she is part of an increasing number of white and other non-black students choosing to attend historically black universities and colleges such as HU.

Revealing that the group was rising in many cases at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, a new report shows that white people are becoming the majority of HBCU students.

“Here’s the good news: Enrollment at Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) has never been higher, with the trend showing no signs of slowing anytime soon,” writes Bruce C.T. Wright of News One, adding that coinciding with that rise in white students was the “lower shares of blacks attending these institutions.”

“Now, here’s the, um, not so good news, at least for traditionalists: As that spike in students bolsters the bottom lines for schools which may not have been on the firmest of financial footings, it has also been threatening to change the typical racial makeup of HBCU students.”

According to a new report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education published last week, in many cases, Black “students have ceased being a majority at HBCUs,” and “At some, they are a small minority among a White majority.”

“The report did not single out schools in particular that apparently fell under that category, but a closer look at recent statistics showed an increasing number of white people have been enrolling as undergraduates at HBCUs over the years,” writes Wright.