The percentage of minority students at the University of Vermont is on the rise.
The UVM admissions office says the number of African, Asian, Latin and Native American students, as well as mixed-race students, has jumped from 4.5 percent of the student population to 10 percent in the last decade.
The university has not set a goal on minority recruitment, but UVM President Tom Sullivan and his admissions team stress that it is a priority.
"It's really to the betterment of our students so they understand different backgrounds, different cultures, different perspectives," Sullivan said.
"The statistics are telling us that the country is becoming more diverse, so we're pleased that we're seeing that reflected in our applicant pool," said Beth Wiser, the director of admissions at UVM.
The university is also making a push to recruit more students from around the world. Right now, international students make up about 2 percent of the student body. Sullivan would like to see that percentage jump to 5-7 percent in the next few years.
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