Data for this graph is from a variety of different sources, including the College Archives, the Office of Institutional Research, and The Mac Weekly articles. Racial and ethnic demographic data wasn’t consistently tracked by the college until the mid-1970s, so the earliest data is heavily reliant on what sources were available in the Archives.
In 1968, Macalester College began planning an ambitious program, which had as initial goals: “To improve the educational resources of the College by expanding the diversity of our student body. It is educationally important to provide a community which is more representative of the economic, social, cultural and racial diversity of the entire nation. “To […]Read more