February 2017

Students of color account for 21 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled at our colleges. This year’s incoming first-year students were even more diverse, with 24 percent being students of color. That’s up from 11 percent a decade ago. (For context, students of color graduating from Minnesota high schools accounted for 20 percent of graduates last spring.)

New freshmen enrollment by race/ethnicity, fall 2016

Source: MPCC survey of member institution data
Note: Percentages exclude international students and students of unknown race/ethnicity