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U.S. Public Schools Become Majority Minority


Inside Higher Ed. August 11, 2014.

This year, for the first time, a majority of students in the U.S. public schools will not be white, the Associated Press reported. The AP noted that projected enrollments from the National Center for Education Statistics for the coming year and for five years later show that the white share of enrollment will continue to shrink.

Public School Enrollment Projections, by Race

Group 2014 2019
White 49.8% 46.9%
Black 15.4% 15.0%
Latino 25.8% 28.5%
Asian 5.2% 5.3%
Native American 1.1% 1.0%
Biracial 2.8% 3.2%