An Indianapolis-based educational foundation is giving $600,000 to three Savannah higher education institutions. The Lumina Foundation is aiming to double the number of Latino students enrolling in and completing college in a four county area.
The state’s largest university is experiencing significant growth in the numbers of first-year minority student enrollment. That growth is the increase in black and Hispanic freshmen about to begin classes at the University of Georgia. African-Americans will make up 9 percent of UGA’s 5,500 student incoming class this fall. And 5 percent of the school’s first-year students are Hispanic. Both represent all-time highs for UGA.