Campus Ethnic Diversity

Regional Universities (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
Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

0.33
University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

0.33
Webster University

St. Louis, MO

0.33
Bradley University

Peoria, IL

0.32
Capital University

Columbus, OH

0.32
Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

0.32
Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

0.31
University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA

0.31
Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

0.30
Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

0.30
Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, MO

0.30
Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

0.30
Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

0.29
North Central College

Naperville, IL

0.29
Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

0.29
St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

0.29
Chicago State University

Chicago, IL

0.28
Quincy University

Quincy, IL

0.28
Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

0.27
Marian University

Fond du Lac, WI

0.27
University of St. Francis

Fort Wayne, IN

0.27
Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

0.26
Lake Erie College

Painesville, OH

0.25
Heidelberg University

Tiffin, OH

0.24
Indiana University Southeast

New Albany, IN

0.24

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