Minnesota Looks to Increase Racial Diversity at Its 32 State Colleges and Universities

The Minnesota Colleges and Universities system has mounted an effort to increase racial diversity at its 25 two-year colleges and seven state four-year universities. The system is placing advertisements in buses and light rail cars in the Twin Cities area. New brochures and posters will be made available to high schools. Probably most important, a new website has been established as a recruiting tool. The site is geared toward students in the eighth to tenth grades and encourages them to take a challenging curriculum. The website is available in nine different languages including Somali. There is a large Somali population in the Twin Cities area.