Asian Americans overrepresented in California’s public universities (California Aggie)

It has been a decade since California passed Proposition 209, which eliminated racial preference in the public sector, and public universities are struggling to maintain a representative demographic, according to current enrollment rates.

In fact, Asian American enrollment in colleges nationwide is at its peak, recent reports reveal. Nationwide, Asian Americans make up less than 5 percent of the population, but in the nation’s top universities, they generally make up 10 to 30 percent of the student body, according to the reports.

Accordingly, the University of California and California State University systems are utilizing recruitment and academic preparation programs in order to draw in more minorities.

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