Kansas State University Reports Progress in Student Diversity

Kansas State University in Manhattan reports that enrollments have reached a record high and the student body is more diverse than at any time in the university’s history. There are 23,588 students on campus this fall. There are nearly 3,000 students of color, an increase of 18 percent from a year ago.

There are 993 African-American students at Kansas State. They make up 4.2 percent of the total enrollments. Myra Gordon, associate vice president for diversity and dual career development, stated, “We have our legs underneath us now in multicultural student recruitment. We are making real strides in improving multicultural student retention, and we have a reputation among multicultural constituencies in the region as the college destination of choice.”