Data shows percentage of minority Kansas students increases

KU Campus (KSN File Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Recently released Kansas Board of Regents data shows that the percentage of minority students enrolled at the state’s public colleges and universities increased 1.4 percent from the 2013-2014 academic year to the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1UWUJGl) reports that the Board of Regents heard and discussed highlights from the latest systemwide enrollment report Wednesday.

The largest minority groups across the Regents system are black and Hispanic students. The percentage of Hispanic students enrolled in higher education is smaller than the percentage of Hispanic residents in Kansas, while the percentage of black students is larger than the percentage of black Kansas residents.

Although the percentage of minority students increased, there are still significant differences in the percentages of certain minorities at four-year universities compared with technical and community colleges.

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