During his April inauguration, UD president Eric Spina called for the school to bring in and graduate more traditionally under-represented students and this fall the the university announced that its incoming freshmen class would be its most diverse in history.
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But, an investigation by this news organization found that there has not been much change in the racial makeup of UD's student body since 1980. Black students actually made up a smaller percentage of UD's student body in 2016 than they did 35 years prior, federal data shows.
Despite an ongoing push for socio-economic diversity as well, UD had the highest median household income for students’ families at area universities. The median household income of students’ families at UD was $149,600 while Wright State had the lowest at $74,700, according to data from the Equality of Opportunity’s study on social mobility.