The College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas has 2,726 students enrolled this fall. This is the highest enrollment in its history and shows a whopping 73 percent increase over the past five years. There are 775 first-year students in the College of Engineering, an increase of 12 percent over last year’s record entering class.
This fall, there is a 30 percent increase in the number of African American first-year students in the College of Engineering. This increase accounts for 70 percent of the increase in the number of African-American first-year students campuswide. Blacks make up 8.3 percent of the entering engineering students this fall.
Over the past five years, the number of African American first-year students in the College of Engineering has increased from 16 to 64, a 300 percent rise.