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33% of students at independent institutions are minorities

Independent higher education institutions enroll strong numbers of minorities in undergraduate education programs. 

The minority population in the state of Michigan represents about 21 percent of the total state population. However, at higher education institutions and community colleges, that percentage goes up to 30 percent or greater.

In fact, during the 2016-2017 academic year 33 percent of the undergraduate class at independent colleges and universities in Michigan were minorities. For public universities this share was 30 percent and for community colleges it was 36 percent.