Enrollments reflect recruiting efforts, demographic changes
Texas colleges and universities are reporting record enrollment this fall, including record numbers of Hispanic students.
"It is important, because our university is more and more reflecting the face of Texas," said Denise Trauth, president of Texas State University in San Marcos, where Hispanics now make up 25 percent of undergraduates.
The University of Texas at Austin reported that for the first time, fewer than half of the students in its freshman class are white; 23 percent are Hispanic.
Minority enrollment is up at Texas A&M University and other schools, as well.
It's a sign of changing state demographics, but also of calculated efforts on the schools' part.
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