The University of Colorado Reports Progress in Increasing Student Diversity

The University of Colorado at Boulder reports that minority student enrollments have reached an all-time high. In the 2010-11 academic year, minorities made up 16 percent of all students. That year there were 4,082 minority students on campus, compared to 3,832 the year before.

The number of minority students earning bachelor degrees hit an all-time high of 795 in 2010. This is an increase of 45 percent since 2003.

The university reports that the retention rate, the percentage of freshman students who return for their second year, was 84 percent for minority students. For white students, the retention rate was 85 percent.