Michigan Enrolls Fewer Minorities

Class of 2012 is first class to fully apply after the state banned use of race in admissions.


One and a half application cycles after the state of Michigan banned the use of race in admissions, underrepresented minorities at the University of Michigan will make up 10.5 percent of the incoming freshman class, the Michigan Daily reports. Last year, which was only partially affected by the ban, the number was 10.8 percent, down from the 2006's 12.6 percent. Always looking on the bright side, university officials are "delighted" that this year's decrease was not more drastic.

The number of underrepresented minority applicants decreased by 1.9 percent, despite an 8.9 percent increase in total applications, which has prompted the university to increase recruiting efforts in low-income middle schools and high schools.