Education

Minority Admissions to the University of California System

April 24, 2002 1 min read

The number of minority students admitted to the University of California system has returned to the levels seen before the passage of Proposition 209. Asian- Americans are not considered to be underrepresented minorities.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
% of
Total
% of
Total
% of
Total
% of
Total
% of
Total
% of
Total
American-
Indian
307 0.8 292 0.7 275 0.6 255 0.6 271 0.6 292 0.6
African-
American
1,435 3.7 1,193 3.0 1,331 3.1 1,328 3.2 1,508 3.3 1,620 3.3
Hispanic 5,494 14.3 5,084 13.0 5,607 13.1 5,753 13.8 6,801 14.7 7,316 15.1
Asian
American
12,771 33.2 12,625 32.2 14,358 33.6 14,306 34.2 15,554 33.7 16,350 33.8
White 15,227 40.4 13,815 35.2 17,162 40.1 15,968 38.2 17,443 37.8 18,500 38.2

SOURCE: University of California System, 2002

A version of this article appeared in the April 24, 2002 edition of Education Week as Minority Admissions to the University of California System