Campus Ethnic Diversity

Regional Universities (West)

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
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM

0.54
University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX

0.54
Concordia University

Irvine, CA

0.53
Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, TX

0.52
University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK

0.52
University of Texas—​Tyler

Tyler, TX

0.52
California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

0.51
Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK

0.51
Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

0.51
Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

0.51
University of Mary Hardin-​Baylor

Belton, TX

0.51
California Polytechnic State University—​San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

0.50
Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX

0.50
Chapman University

Orange, CA

0.49
Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

0.49
West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

0.48
Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock, TX

0.47
Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

0.47
Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

0.47
Texas A&M University—​Texarkana

Texarkana, TX

0.47
University of Portland

Portland, OR

0.47
Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

0.46
Regis University

Denver, CO

0.46
Alaska Pacific University

Anchorage, AK

0.45
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, OK

0.44
Hardin-​Simmons University

Abilene, TX

0.43
University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

0.43
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

0.42
Concordia University

Portland, OR

0.42
University of Dallas

Irving, TX

0.42
LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

0.41
Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

0.41
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

0.40
St. Mary's University of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

0.40
Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

0.40
Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

0.39
Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

0.39
Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

0.38
Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

0.38
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Alva, OK

0.36
Walla Walla University

College Place, WA

0.36
Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

0.35
Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

0.35
George Fox University

Newberg, OR

0.34
Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

0.33
Westminster College

Salt Lake City, UT

0.32
Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

0.30
Boise State University

Boise, ID

0.29
Prescott College

Prescott, AZ

0.29
Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR

0.27

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