Quick fact: Undergraduate students of color enrollment increases
More than 19 percent of all undergraduate students enrolled at Minnesota’s private colleges were students of color in fall 2014.* That’s an increase of 2 percentage points over fall 2013. This growth in diversity mirrors an increase in the number of students of color graduating from Minnesota high schools, who accounted for 19 percent of graduates last spring.
Since 2004, enrollment by students of color at Minnesota’s private colleges has increased by 97 percent. Students of color currently represent 20.2 percent of new freshmen and 24.2 percent of new undergraduate transfer students.
* Excludes international students and students of unknown race/ethnicity
Source: Annual Enrollment Report, Fall 2014 (Released: January 2015)