Black Enrollments Climb at the University of Texas, But There Is Still a Long Way to Go

The University of Texas at Austin reports a significant increase in black enrollments this fall. There are 2,107 black students on campus this fall. They make up 4.2 percent of the student body. In 2006 blacks were 3.9 percent of all students on campus.

It should be noted that blacks are 11.5 percent of the population in the state of Texas, so blacks remain significantly underrepresented on the flagship Austin campus.