Whites Not A Majority In UT-Austin's Freshman Class

UT's freshman class becomes majority-minority

For the first time, whites don't make up a majority of the freshman class at the University of Texas at Austin.

Students self-described as "white" make up 47.6 of the incoming class (that 47.6 percent equals 3,464 students). Last year it was 51.1 percent. Hispanics are 23.1 percent, Asians 17.3 percent and blacks 5.1 percent.

The university said "the figures reflect changes in the demographics of Texas."

Here's the full breakdown:

The white only category is 47.6 percent (3,464 students) compared to 51.1 percent (3,700 students) in fall 2009.

The Hispanic (any combination) category is 23.1 percent (1,680 students) compared to 20.8 percent (1,503 students) in fall 2009.

The black total category is 5.1 percent (372 students) compared to 4.9 percent (354 students) in fall 2009.

The Asian only category is 17.3 percent (1,260 students) compared to 19.6 percent (1,423 students) in fall 2009.

The American Indian only category is 0.2 percent (15 students) compared to 0.4 percent (29 students) in 2009.

The Native Hawaiian category is 0.1 percent (four students); this is a new reporting category for fall 2010.

The two or more -- not Hispanic or black -- category is 2.6 percent (190 students); this is a new reporting category for fall 2010.

The foreign student category is 3.9 percent (282 students) compared to 3.2 percent (230 students) in fall 2009.

The "unknown" category is 0.1 percent (10 students) compared to 0.1 percent (four students) in fall 2009.


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