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Report: Wis. college enrollment shows slow growth

MADISON (WKOW) -- A new report says enrollment in Wisconsin colleges is not growing as fast when compared to other states.

The Pew Research Center says Wisconsin colleges and universities had 50,000 first-time, full-time freshman in 2008. That was about a one percent increase over the year before.

According to the Wisconsin Public Radio, the entire nation increased six percent in the same time period.

Researchers credit the national spike to high enrollment of minorities, especially Hispanics. They say Wisconsin's growth was probably low because it's not as diverse as other states.

 

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