The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s 2018 Almanac ranks UH Hilo as the most diverse four-year public university in the United States; three other UH campuses also ranked in top 10.
The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s 2018 Almanac ranks the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo as the most diverse four-year public university in the United States.
To draw up the rankings (subscription needed), the almanac uses a diversity index to indicate on a scale of 1 to 100 the probability that any two students at an institution are from different racial or ethnic groups. To calculate the index, the Chronicle analyzed Department of Education data on four-year and two-year institutions with at least 500 students.
Three other UH campuses are also ranked in the top 10: #3 UH Maui College, #4 UH West O‘ahu, and #6 UH Mānoa.
Here is the just released list of the 10 most diverse public four-year universities with their corresponding diversity index:
- University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 88.9
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee, 87.1
- University of Hawai‘i Maui College, 86.5
- University of Hawai‘i-West Oahu, 84.5
- Highline College, 81.9
- University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 81.6
- California State University, East Bay, 79.3
- Rutgers University-Newark, 78.9
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, 78.5
- Seattle Central College, 78.0
The data shows UH Hilo with 20.6 percent Asian students, 20.2 percent white, and almost 10 percent Native Hawaiian. Thirty-one percent of the student body self-reports as being two or more races.