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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

News in Brief: University’s overall enrollment increases over 3 percent from last fall

UC Davis has admitted one of its strongest entering classes, UC Davis News & Information reports.

The university increased total enrollment of the student population by 1,240 students or 3.6 percent from last fall.

The newest enrolled student body consists of undergraduates from over 100 countries, all 50 states and various other territories. Additionally, the university has taken measures to increase the total enrollment of historically underrepresented groups such as African Americans, American Indians and Chicanos/Latinos by 23 percent.

News & Information also reported that California residents constitute 90.6 percent of total undergraduate students, and the 2020 Initiative – a proposition which expects California residents to make up at least 10 percent of any increased enrollment of students by 2020 – has taken measures to ensure this consistency.

The enrollment of transfer students from California, from over 30 other states and nine countries, has steadily increased 1.5 percent. Of these transfer students, 93 percent came from California community colleges and participated in the Transfer Admissions Guarantee, a program that guarantees community college participants admission to UC Davis one year in advance of enrollment.


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