University of Arkansas Makes Progress in Racial Diversity, But Still Has Much Work to Do

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville reports that, this fall, student enrollments have reached an all-time high. The university saw an increase in minority students in every major ethnic category. Overall minority student enrollments are up 16.6 percent from a year ago. Underrepresented minorities make up 15.5 percent of the student body.

There are 1,128 African-American students on campus this fall, an increase of 88 black students from a year ago. Blacks are now 5.3 percent of the total enrollments.

Despite the progress that has been achieved, it must be noted that the flagship state university still has a long way to go in terms of racial diversity. Blacks make up 15.8 percent of the total population in Arkansas.