UW System officials stepping up efforts to reach underrepresented groups

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Officials are ramping up efforts to reach minority and other underrepresented high school graduates and get them to enroll at UW System schools. 

A recent report from the UW Office of Policy Analysis and Research shows the percentage of Wisconsin high school graduates enrolling in UW System schools right after graduation -- known as the participation rate -- has begun to decrease after holding steady for decades. 

While the participation rate had been close to 32 percent since the early 1980s, the report shows it’s begun to recently dip, reaching 28.6 percent in 2019. That’s the...

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