Historically Black Langston University Seeks to Become More Racially Diverse

Langston University is the only historically black college or university in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, there are about 3,000 undergraduate students at the university and the vast majority of those students are black.

But Langston University is aiming to increase enrollments by 67 percent over the next 10 years. And a foundation of its 10-year plan is to increase the number of Hispanic and American Indian students at the school. The university is planning to hire recruiters whose sole responsibility will be to reach out to these two minority groups.

Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians are each about 8 percent of the population in the state of Oklahoma.