The 10 most diverse colleges in the country

Index ranks colleges by diversity of student nationalities

Global academic course search engine Hotcourses has released a list of the most diverse colleges in the U.S. 

The Hotcourses Diversity Index ranks schools by the number of reported nationalities on campus, as listed by government data. The index accounts for student nationalities at universities in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The top 10 most diverse universities in the U.S. are:

1. Houston Community College

2. New York University

3. Columbia University

4. Northeastern University

5. Harvard University

6. University of Minnesota

7. Pennsylvania State University

8. Florida International University-University Graduate School

9. Northern Virginia Community College

10. University of Florida 

Measuring and promoting diversity on campus

Jarrett Carter notes for Education Dive that while schools that made the list should take pride in their recognition, diversity means a number of things. For example, ethnic diversity among students does not account for factors such as race, geography, and faculty diversity, which has a significant influence on campus relations (Carter, Education Dive, 7/20; Jobbins, University World News, 7/13). 

Improving and retaining faculty diversity


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