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OU Named Top 50 University for Latinos La Universidad de Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is now recognized as a top 50 University for Latinos by Latino Leader Magazine. This recognition is the manifestation of the leadership and dedication OU students, staff, and faculty have committed to creating a campus community we are all proud to call home.

In celebration of this recognition, we want to shine a light on the many efforts and accomplishments that contributed to creating such an environment for Latinos at OU.

By the Numbers

OU has achieved a 92.8% Latino student retention rate, which is higher than the overall retention rate. This reflects a 19% increase in Latino student retention since 2010.

In the past two years, freshman applications from Latino students have increased by 60%, admitted Latino students has increased by 40%, and Latino freshman enrollment has increased by 18%.

Community Building

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual Day of the Dead Street Festival brings 10,000-12,000 community members to campus and provides fun for all ages.

Organized by students, Latino Flavor of OU provides a cultural experience full of food and entertainment from Spanish-speaking and Latin American countries.

The Latinos Without Borders Fall Camp and Spring Conference regularly hosts more than 200 high school students. These events provide resources to help students on their journey to college and a successful future.

Resources

Omega Delta Phi’s annual TREE Conference, the largest Latino high school educational empowerment conference in Oklahoma, raises upwards of $50,000, with $25,000 applied toward student scholarships.

Omega Delta Phi's annual TREE Conference

Of the high school seniors who were admitted to the University and attended the student-led TREE conference, 74% attended OU as freshmen in fall 2017.

OU recently established Oklahoma’s first Latinx Studies Program. Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary course of studies in literature, politics, history, culture, and society.

The Latinx Studies Program draws from an important history at The University of Oklahoma, a tradition of Latinx achievement and pride and a strong link to the life and culture of the Americas.

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