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California Community Colleges See Sharp Drop In Native American Enrollment


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Native American student enrollment at California's community colleges has plummeted by 60% in the last two decades. About 26,000 Native Americans were enrolled in 1997. That number was down to about 10,000 in 2017.
 
The community college chancellor's office attributed the enrollment drop to a decade-old statistical change that shifted many multi-ethnic Native Americans to other racial and ethnic categories.