Record Student Diversity at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SIUESouthern 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.

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  1. This news is “nice” but still African Americans have a long, long way to go and I honestly believe ‘we’ will not get there on this side. Why? The conflict between blacks and whites is rooted in patriarchal history and founded on the Anglo American (which means whites believe this in there country) they were taught that dating back to 1300’s and that’s a good feeling to them and just like the conflict between Arab and Israeli, it will never die.

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