Nearly 20,000 students have enrolled this fall at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, a record and an increase of more than 3 percent over last year. Full details on the jump, but enrollment remains majority (51 percent) male. Minorities make up about 14 percent of the enrollment — 5.2 percent black, 3.5 percent Hispanic, 2.4 percent Asian American and an assortment of others.
UPDATE: Hendrix College announces a record enrollment, too — 1,463. Its second-largest freshman class recorded an average 29 ACT score and includes 62 Governor’s Scholars.