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
Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

0.19
College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

0.19
Dakota State University

Madison, SD

0.19
Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

0.19
University of Wisconsin—​Superior

Superior, WI

0.19
Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

0.17
University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

0.17
University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

0.17
University of Minnesota—​Duluth

Duluth, MN

0.17
University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN

0.17
University of Wisconsin—​La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

0.17
University of Wisconsin—​Stout

Menomonie, WI

0.17
Walsh University

North Canton, OH

0.17
Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

0.15
University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

0.15
University of Wisconsin—​Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

0.15
University of Wisconsin—​River Falls

River Falls, WI

0.15
University of Wisconsin—​Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

0.15
Winona State University

Winona, MN

0.15
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, OH

0.13
Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

0.13

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