The University of Kentucky reports the largest first-year class in the university’s history.
There are 533 African-American first-year students at the University of Kentucky this fall. This is a 26 percent increase from a year ago. Black students now make up 11 percent of first-year class. There are a total of 1,839 African American undergraduates students at the university, an 11 percent increase from last year.
The university’s performance in increasing racial diversity to a point where Africans are 11 percent of the incoming class, is all the more remarkable considering the fact that Blacks make up only 8 percent of the population in Kentucky.