Increased minority enrollment in higher education is critical to economic opportunity for individuals and communities, as well as future economic development and job growth. Minority enrollment growth is also thought to be a critical factor in future growth for higher education institutions. Recent reports by the Lumina Foundation and Complete College America tie future job in the U.S. to expanding college enrollments among currently underserved groups, including minorities.
In 2004 total minority enrollment represented 11.1 percent of total UNO enrollment; in 2009 the proportion had increased to 12.0 percent. In 2010 and 2011 the proportion of enrollment that was minority grew to 14.3 and 15.8 percent, respectively. For the 2004-2011 time period total minority enrollment grew by 43.3 percent.
|University of Nebraska at Omaha||11.1%||10.8%||11.6%||11.6%||11.7%||12.0%||14.3%||15.8%|
|CUMU Average (10 Institutions)||18.6%||18.9%||19.1%||19.0%||19.2%||19.5%||22.5%||22.4%|
|3-Campus NU Average||7.4%||7.5%||8.1%||8.4%||8.6%||8.8%|
Definitions: Total Minority Enrollment as Percentage of Total Enrollment: Number of students enrolled in the fall semester for the following groups: Black; Hispanic; Asian; and Native American. The total enrollment for these groups was divided by total head count enrollment to develop the percentage of total minority enrollment indicator.
Sources: UNO and CUMU peer institution trend data downloaded from Trends in College Spending online, a service of the Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity and Accountability. All Delta Project Data are based on data reported annually by U.S. colleges and universities through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. UNO 2010 data updated by UNO Office of Institutional Research using Delta Project methods.