Admissions Officials at the University of Kansas Take Their Show on the Road in Order to Boost Black Enrollments

Admissions officials at the University of Kansas recently completed what they call the “Multicultural Roadshow” in an effort to enhance the racial diversity of the student body. The admissions staff visited churches, high schools, and community centers in Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City, distributing information on admissions, financial aid, and student activities on the University of Kansas campus. The admissions officers returned to these cities one week later to hold evening receptions for prospective students and their parents.

Last year’s Multicultural Roadshow was a dramatic success. Black freshman enrollments at the University of Kansas this year increased nearly 28 percent compared to a year ago.