UGA officials say enrollment of black and Hispanic freshman students has declined.
The number of black and Hispanic freshman students at the University of Georgia has declined from last year’s record freshman class of 5,500, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.
According to the Athens paper, “About 360 of this year’s freshman class identified themselves as black, about 7.3 percent of the class of 4,970, and slightly more than 250 said they are Hispanic, 5.1 percent of the class.”
In 2011, about 480 members of the 2011 freshman class were black, nearly 9 percent. More than 300 freshman self-identified as Hispanic, 5.4 percent, the paper said.
The paper is also reporting that this year’s freshman class sets a record for average SAT scores.
“The average combined math and reading scores for the class of 2016 was 1273, plus an average writing score of 614, adding up to an 1887 average on the 2400-point SAT scale,” the Athens Banner-Herald reported.
The figure represents a 27 point increase from 2011’s freshman class and an 11 point increase from the 2010 class.
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