Campus Ethnic Diversity

Regional Universities (North)

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
Wheelock College

Boston, MA

0.44
Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

0.43
Hood College

Frederick, MD

0.43
Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

0.43
Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA

0.43
Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

0.43
Mount St. Mary's University

Emmitsburg, MD

0.42
Salem State University

Salem, MA

0.42
Simmons College

Boston, MA

0.42
Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

0.41
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ

0.41
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

0.41
Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

0.40
Neumann University

Aston, PA

0.40
Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

0.40
SUNY—​New Paltz

New Paltz, NY

0.40
Utica College

Utica, NY

0.40
Delaware State University

Dover, DE

0.39
Emerson College

Boston, MA

0.39
Mount St. Mary College

Newburgh, NY

0.39
Rhode Island College

Providence, RI

0.39
University of Maryland—​Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD

0.39
University of Massachusetts—​Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

0.39
Alvernia University

Reading, PA

0.38
Bentley University

Waltham, MA

0.38

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