U.C. Enrollment Still Not Reflecting CA's Diversity

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The University of California continues to make strides toward enrolling a more diverse student population, but a new report finds the U.C. system still has work to do. This latest report looks at fall 2010 U.C. freshmen admissions.

“This year U.C. had it’s biggest freshman applicant pool ever,” said U.C. vice president of Student Affairs Judy Sakaki.

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She says the university remains accessible to a large number of well-prepared and diverse students.
Among freshmen 42 percent are from low income families, but African American enrollment rose ever so slightly from 3.8 to 3.9 percent, which is smaller than what the university wants to see.

“They do reflect progress though, in achieving our goal of enrolling a freshman class that is broadly reflective of the diversity of California,” said Sakaki.

At the U.C. Mission Bay campus Regent Frederick Ruiz stated he wants more underrepresented students enrolled.

“We’re just not making the headway that we need to be making and so I think that needs a lot of work,” said Ruiz.

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