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Analysis Oregon public higher ed enrollment diversifies


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An analysis of enrollment records at Oregon’s public universities shows that the number of Latino and multiracial students has more than doubled in the past seven years.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) that it found that the state’s public universities collectively saw enrollment rise 5 percent from 2010 to 2016, largely because of an influx of minority students.

The change at the state’s public universities reflects the shifting demographics of Oregon, where the Latino population has surged by 72 percent since 2000 and now makes up 12 percent of the state population.

But the numbers show that state schools could do more to bring in minority students. According to state records, 21 percent of 2015-16 high school seniors were Hispanic or Latino, compared to only 9.8 percent of the state’s current public college students.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

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