UH Hilo named one of nation’s most diverse campuses

Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has been named one of the most ethnically diverse campuses among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 report of college rankings.

UH Hilo received a diversity index of 76 percent, sharing the top spot with Stanford University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and University of San Francisco.

“Our diversity is one of UH Hilo's greatest strengths,” noted Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. “It contributes to a great environment both in and out of the classroom for our students to learn from one another. I am proud that we can provide an educational home here in Hilo, itself a diverse city, for such a wide array of students.”

Data was derived from each institution’s Fall 2020 total undergraduate degree-seeking student body as reported to U.S. News & World Report.

Students at UH Hilo in Fall 2020 reported being 15.5 percent Asian, 8.3 percent Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.2 percent Black or African American, 19.1 percent white, 15.1 percent Hispanic/Latino, and 37.3 percent two or more races.

UH Hilo was named the most ethnically diverse campus in the national publication’s 2020 and 2021 reports.

The entire list of ethnically diverse campus rankings can be found at: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/campus-ethnic-diversity.

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