(Photo by Don Anders)
The number of Hispanic students at Texas State University has reached a pivotal point in the academic year of Fall 2010/Spring 2011. Of the 32, 572 students (which encompasses Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postbaccalaureate) that enrolled in the fall, about a quarter (7,908) was represented by students who identified as Hispanic. The twenty-five percent representation is an increase of one percent from the Fall 2009 total enrollment.
In a more particular aspect, the number of Hispanics students enrolled as undergraduates where represented by 6, 954 of the total of 27, 448, or twenty-six percent, from Fall 2009’s twenty-five percent.
Of the students identified as new Freshmen, Hispanics represented 1, 107 of the total of 3, 930, an increase from representing twenty-seven percent, to twenty-eight percent.
Relative to the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets, the total number of undergrads in the college of Fine Arts & Communication increased two-point-six percent for a total of 4, 379 of the 27, 448 undergraduates.
Hispanics at Texas State University are not the fastest growing majority at Texas State University, however they are the largest represented minority .
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