AUSTIN, Texas —
White students constituted less than half the entering class when students with Asian backgrounds and other minorities were added in.
Fisher has since graduated from Louisiana State University.
"I am grateful to the justices for moving the nation closer to the day when a student's race isn't used at all in college admissions," Fisher said Monday in a statement issued by her attorney.
Civil rights groups that supported the university's admission policy said they were confident it will survive further court review.
"This is a win for the principles of opportunity, diversity, and equality," said of Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. "It will be critically important that the voices of students — those most affected by the policy — be fully heard at any re-hearing."