Statement on SCOTUS affirmative action ruling

The University of Arizona issued the following statement after the Supreme Court's ruling that colleges cannot consider race in admissions:

Arizona state law has prohibited the consideration of race or ethnicity in university admissions since 2010. As the state's land grant university and a Hispanic Serving Institution, we are proud to have seen significant growth in diverse student enrollment over the last decade.

In the last 10 years, our first-year class has increased from 39% students of color to 47%. We expect the fall 2023 first-year class to bring slightly more students of color to the University of Arizona.