Study Calls on the University of California to Do More to Increase Racial Diversity on Campus

A study group on university diversity appointed by the regents of the University of California issued a report stating that the university needs to do more to attract black and other minority students. The report found that although the number of blacks and Latinos graduating from high schools in California has been increasing, their percentages of the student body at the campuses of the University of California have not kept pace.

The report recommended that one way for the university to increase racial diversity on its campuses was to make a more pronounced effort to encourage black and other minority students to transfer to the University of California after completing two-year degree programs at California community colleges. The study also recommended that hiring more minority faculty members would help efforts to recruit more minority students.