. . . December 1995
A breakdown of the Ann Arbor campus's total enrollment of 36,687 revealed that minority student enrollment (students from federally designated ethnic backgrounds) numbered 8,108, or 24.8% of all students---undergraduate as well as graduate/professional---up from last year's total of 7,927 ( 24.2% of enrollment ).
This year's figure more than doubled the total of minority students enrolled in 1986, the year before President James J. Duderstadt established the Michigan Mandate to increase minority enrollment.
Asian American students, who make up the largest portion of minority enrollment, totaled 3,519 ( 10.8% ), up from 3,421 ( 10.4% ) last year.
For the fifth straight year, enrollment of African Americans reached a record high, numbering 2,846, or 8.7% of total enrollment, compared with 2,715 ( 8.3% ) last year.
Hispanic/Latino student enrollment fell slightly to 1,498 ( 4.6% of all students ), from
1,533 ( 4.7% ) last year.
Enrollment for Native American students also dropped slightly to 245 ( 0.7% ) from 258 ( 0.8% ) last year.
The figures for undergraduates in Ann Arbor looked like this: Minority students were 25.6% ( 5,805 students ) of total undergraduate enrollment: 2,548 of undergraduates were Asian Americans ( 11.2% of total ); 2,026 ( 8.9% ) were African Americans; 1,050 ( 4.6% ) were Hispanic/Latino Americans. 181 ( 0.8% ) were Native Americans.
The figures for graduate and professional programs on the Ann Arbor campus were as follows: --- Of the adjusted total of 10,021 ( see note below ), 23%, were minority students.
--- 9.7% of graduate/professional students were Asian Americans.
--- 8.2% were African Americans.
--- 4.5% were Hispanic/Latino students.
--- 0.6% were Native Americans.
Note: Minority enrollment figures are based on adjusted totals. The adjusted total is a count only of US citizens and permanent residents enrolled in degree-granting programs and does not include enrollment figures for foreign students.
The adjusted total for all undergraduates is 22,669 rather than the 23,575 overall
total. Enrollment statistics for U-M graduate and professional are based on an adjusted total of 10,021 graduate/professional students rather than the 13,112 overall total. And the adjusted total of all students on the Ann Arbor campus is 32,690 rather than the overall total of 36,687.
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