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Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York Times reports.

After becoming Loyola University’s first African-American law student in 1952, former President Norman Francis, took his skills and journeyed to Xavier University in efforts to raise the amount of Black doctors. At the time, the institution had a student body of approximately 1,300 Black students. In 1925, the small science program began to matriculate its first class of medical students.

Currently, Xavier has a humble population of 3,000 students and a low private tuition cost of $19,800 a year. Still, the university has remained first in comparison to Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale University when it comes to bringing through the largest number of Black medical students, as well as Black students with bachelor degrees in biology and physics. In addition to cultivating these professionals, it is third for doctorates in science and engineering and in the top four for producing pharmacy students.

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