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The Chronicle of Higher Education puts Harrisburg University of Science and Technology among the top four-year colleges with the best increases in percentages of underrepresented minorities.

The University ranks second among private nonprofit master’s institutions, placing ahead of 400 other institutions of higher learning in that category.   The ranking examines the percentage of underrepresented minorities at each institution in fall 2010 and compares to fall 2016.  Harrisburg University’s numbers increased from 21.5 percent in 2010 to 50 percent in 2016.  It is a 28.5 percent increase over the decade.

The University’s minority population has increased to 55 percent since 2016.

The article, 4-Year Colleges with the Biggest Increases in Percentages of Underrepresented Minorities,”  appears on page A33 in the November 16th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities.

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