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Topic:  OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
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Uncle Wes
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  Message Not Read  OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
   Posted: 9/20/2018 8:07:18 PM 
This years freshman class has set an all time record with 14.4 percent of the first year students from under representative groups. Who says all the news is bad? Also a record was set from representation of Appalachian counties this year at 18.4 percent.

https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/ou-enrollment-down...


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  Message Not Read  RE: OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
   Posted: 9/21/2018 10:58:21 AM 
[The current numbers include 3,980 incoming first-year students on the Athens campus, down 1.6 percent from 4,045 at the same time last fall semester.]

A decline in freshman is not good.


[That freshman class includes 575 students from under-represented backgrounds, or 14.4 percent of the class, which, according to a release from OU, is the highest in its history.]

This is good and another way to measure diversity that just ethnicity.


[The freshman class number reflects an increase of about 40 students from out of state, (a roughly 7.2 percent increase).]

I read this as less Ohioans are choosing OU.


[In addition, this class includes growth in new international students (13, up from seven last year)]

Am I reading it correctly that there are only 13 international students in the freshman class? 13?


[and an increase in students from Appalachian counties (731 students, 18.4 percent of the class).]

I think this is the most significant for OU. This is a very underrepresented area and something OU can better "own". Nice job in getting more of those students into a local college.

Last Edited: 9/21/2018 10:58:58 AM by OhioStunter

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
   Posted: 9/21/2018 11:35:22 AM 
Uncle Wes wrote:
This years freshman class has set an all time record with 14.4 percent of the first year students from under representative groups. Who says all the news is bad? Also a record was set from representation of Appalachian counties this year at 18.4 percent.

https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/ou-enrollment-down...


What exactly is an "under-representative" group.

I would also like to know how increasing the number of these students was accomplished.

Last Edited: 9/21/2018 11:42:06 AM by rpbobcat

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Ohio69
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  Message Not Read  RE: OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
   Posted: 9/28/2018 1:40:40 PM 
http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_2a629548-...

Worth a read for all the stats about population decline.


Last Edited: 9/28/2018 1:43:26 PM by Ohio69


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  Message Not Read  RE: OU Sets Freshman Class Record for Diversity
   Posted: 9/28/2018 2:34:03 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Uncle Wes wrote:
This years freshman class has set an all time record with 14.4 percent of the first year students from under representative groups. Who says all the news is bad? Also a record was set from representation of Appalachian counties this year at 18.4 percent.

https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/ou-enrollment-down...


What exactly is an "under-representative" group.

I would also like to know how increasing the number of these students was accomplished.



This is typically the definition used by higher ed: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title20/html/US...

I'm not sure if this also includes under represented groups in specific fields, i.e. female students in stem.

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