Today at UA
• UA is the No. 2 public flagship university in the nation in the enrollment of African-American students, with African-Americans representing more than 12 percent of the student body in Fall Semester 2011.
• UA ranks No. 3 among 50 flagship institutions for the percentage of total degrees conferred to African-American students. Read More
Autherine Lucy Foster
Autherine Lucy Foster became the first African-American student to enroll at UA in 1956. After she graduated from Miles College in 1952, she enrolled at the University as a graduate student in library science. Her brief stay on campus involved three days of tumultuous demonstrations. Foster was suspended and later expelled by the UA Board of Trustees. Read More