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More Latino Than White Students Admitted to UC System

More Latino Than White Students Admitted to UC System
Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 4:13pm by KFBK News

The University of California has for the first time invited more Latino than white students from within California to be freshmen at one of the system's nine undergraduate campuses.

A preliminary count released Friday shows that 17,589 Latino students have been admitted to a UC school for the fall, or 29 percent of all 61,120 California residents who were offered a freshman spot.

That compares to 16,378 in-state white students, who made up 27 percent of the admitted applicants.

Asian Americans are still the largest single ethnic group represented in the in-state class pool, making up 36 percent of all students admitted. Black received 4 percent of the admission offers.

The increase in Latinos reflects the population of California's public schools, where Latino children are now the majority.

Including out-of-state and international students, UC has admitted 86,865 applicants as freshmen.

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