New study places UH eighth in diversity among public universities
The University ranked eighth out of 98 large public universities and 15th out of 550 public, four-year colleges and universities for racial and ethnic diversity, according to a recent study conducted by HeyTutor .
Utilizing data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System, the study looked at race, ethnicity and citizenry at each institution to generate a diversity index calculation. The University earned a score of 75.40.
“I feel like the diversity of the University serves as an asset, because every day you get to experience new cultures,” said Council for Cultural Activities Director Eduardo Abrams.
The study found that the University is composed of 24.1 percent white students, 34.2 percent Hispanic students, 10 percent black students and 22 percent Asian students. Out of all the institutions included in the study, the UH was found to have the highest share of Hispanic students.
The University of Texas at Austin ranked 50th with a score of 71.86, while Texas A&M College Station ranked 220th with a score of 55.69 and had the highest percentage of white students, with 61.7 percent of students who identify as white.