Campus Ethnic Diversity

Regional Colleges (Midwest)

Campus Ethnic Diversity Methodology

College-bound students who believe that studying with people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds is important will want to consider student-body diversity when choosing a school. To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students, leaving out international students, and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from each institution's 2012-2013 school year student body.

The categories we use in our calculations are Black or African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, White (non-Hispanic) and multiracial. Students who did not identify themselves as members of any of those demographic groups were classified as whites who are non-Hispanic for the purpose of these calculations. Our formula produces a diversity index that ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. The closer a school's number is to 1.0, the more diverse is the student population.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

School Diversity index
Kendall College

Chicago, IL

0.60
Lincoln College

Lincoln, IL

0.55
Union College

Lincoln, NE

0.44
Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

0.43
MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL

0.41
Notre Dame College of Ohio

Cleveland, OH

0.40
Stephens College

Columbia, MO

0.40
Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

0.39
Bethel College

North Newton, KS

0.37
Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, KS

0.36
Millikin University

Decatur, IL

0.36
York College

York, NE

0.36
Rochester College

Rochester Hills, MI

0.35
Adrian College

Adrian, MI

0.34
Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

0.34
Defiance College

Defiance, OH

0.34
Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

0.34
Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS

0.34
Culver-​Stockton College

Canton, MO

0.33
Dunwoody College of Technology

Minneapolis, MN

0.32
St. Joseph's College

Rensselaer, IN

0.32
Judson University

Elgin, IL

0.31
Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

0.30
Missouri Western State University

St. Joseph, MO

0.30
Olivet College

Olivet, MI

0.30
Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

0.29
Mayville State University

Mayville, ND

0.29
Midland University

Fremont, NE

0.29
Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD

0.29
University of Minnesota—​Crookston

Crookston, MN

0.29
Crown College

St. Bonifacius, MN

0.27
Purdue University—​North Central

Westville, IN

0.27
Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

0.26
Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

0.26
Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

0.25
University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND

0.25
Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

0.24
Grace College and Seminary

Winona Lake, IN

0.24
Hastings College

Hastings, NE

0.24
North Central University

Minneapolis, MN

0.24
Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

0.23
Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO

0.22
Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

0.22
Hannibal-​LaGrange University

Hannibal, MO

0.22
Marietta College

Marietta, OH

0.22
University of Northwestern—​St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

0.22
Indiana University—​Kokomo

Kokomo, IN

0.20
Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

0.20
Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

0.20
University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

0.20

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