Huge Increase in Black First-Year Enrollments at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon reports record enrollments of 23,389 students. This is an increase of 4.5 percent from a year ago. Enrollments gained due to a large group of freshmen and transfer students and the highest freshman retention rate — 85.9 percent — in school history.

Also, a significant factor in the rise of freshman enrollments is attributed to a 39.6 percent increase in black first-year students. In the fall of 2009, blacks made up 2 percent of undergraduate enrollments on the Eugene campus.