12-08-2016  12:13 pm      •     

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reports that the University in Washington will enroll 6,255 students, its largest first-year class ever.

But just 181 African Americans are enrolled, 2.9 percent of the entering students. Blacks are 3.6 percent of population in the state of Washington.

Asian Americans are better represented in the first-year class with  1,794 students,  28.7 percent of newly enrolled students. Asian Americans make up 7.2 percent of the state’s population.

Hispanics are 7.3 percent of the entering class and 11.2 percent of state’s population.

More than 30,000 people applied to the university.

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