09/15/2010 12:42 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Minorities Outnumber Whites In University Of Texas Class Of 2014

Changes are afoot at the University of Texas. For the first time in the school's history, the incoming freshman class is made up of more minority students than white, as reported to the Austin American-Statesman by UT's Office of Information Management and Analysis on Tuesday.

Although the shift in numbers -- from 51.1 percent of last year's freshman identifying as white to 47.6 percent this year -- may be due to recent changes in methods of racial categorization, vice provost Kedra Ishop affirms that the new statistics are real. Ishop told the Daily Texan that the class of 2014 represents Texas' admissions office efforts "to recruit quality students 'across the board.'"

Although the percentage of black and Hispanic students has risen throughout the undergraduate community, whites still make up the majority of UT students at 52.1 percent.

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