May 2019
student distribution by race & ethnicity

The enrollment of students of color and Native American students continues to increase at our member colleges. In fall 2018, they accounted for 27 percent of all undergraduate enrollment, an increase of 129 percent compared to fall 2008, when they accounted for only 15 percent of total enrollment. For nine of our member institutions, this population accounted for 20 percent or more of undergraduate enrollment. At seven, they accounted for 30 percent or more. (For context, last spring students of color and Native American students graduating from Minnesota high schools accounted for 23 percent of graduates.)