Two Flagship State Universities Report Progress on Student Diversity

university-of-texas-logoThe University of Texas at Austin reports there are 406 African American students in the entering class at the university this fall. Blacks are 5.3 percent of the first-year class, up from 4.2 percent a year ago. The university’s admissions policies regarding race continue to be in litigation. The University of Texas also reports significant increases in retention and graduation rates.

coloradoThe University of Colorado at Boulder reports that the number of ethnic minority students is at an all-time high. There are 5,763 undergraduates and 701 graduate students from ethnic minority groups. The number of African American undergraduates students is up 8 percent from a year ago and the number of African American first-year students is up 5 percent compared to 2014.

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