The University of Louisville recently released a new diversity report outlining progress that has been made in enrolling African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups. The report also sets targets for increasing diversity in the years ahead.
According to the report, prepared by Mordean Taylor-Archer, vice provost for diversity and international affairs, African Americans now make up 11.1 percent of all undergraduate students at the university. A third of the university’s undergraduates receive federal Pell Grants, which are reserved for students from low-income families.
The report states that African Americans are 11 percent of the students in the university’s graduate programs and 6.8 percent of the students in the university’s professional schools.
The university has set a goal of increasing the percentage of African Americans in its undergraduate student body to 14 percent by the 2020-21 academic year.
The report stated that there are 115 African Americans on the university’s full-time faculty. They make up 6.2 percent of the total full-time faculty. There are 31 African Americans who are part-time faculty members. They are 5.2 percent of the total part-time faculty. There are 25 women among the 31 part-time Black faculty members.