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Kutztown U. reports minority enrollment at record level

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - While overall enrollment at Kutztown University has been on a steady decline in recent years, the number of minority students attending KU is at an all-time high.

Minorities represent a record 21 percent of the student body, up one percent over last year, the university reported Friday.

Part of the increase can be attributed to the incoming class of freshmen students, 25 percent of whom are minorities. That's another record for the university, officials said.

"I'm so very proud to be a part of a university that welcomes diversity and embraces it," said Kenneth S. Hawkinson, KU's president. "Having students from many different cultures and nationalities enhances the education and environment for the entire KU community. Learning is not only done in the classroom. We can learn from each other and our cultural traditions."

Kutztown's total enrollment stands at 8,329, a 2.16 percent decline from the fall of 2016.


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