Southern Illinois University Edwardsville reports that enrollments at the school represent the greatest level of student diversity in university history. This year, 27 percent of the student body is from underrepresented minority groups.
There are now 1,869 African Americans enrolled at SIUE. This is the highest number in university history. Blacks make up 13.4 percent of the student body. In 1992, Black were 14.2 percent of the total enrollments but the total number of Black students was not as large as it is today.
Since 2010, African American enrollments have increased by 28 percent.