The Chronicle of Higher Education released their 2018 Almanac, that includes diversity rankings for all public four-year universities across the country.
Each of the four campuses run by the University of Hawai’i ranked in the top 10 for “greatest racial and ethnic diversity” — the diversity index measures how unlikely it is that any two students at a school are of the same race or ethnicity. The index is based on a scale from 1 to 100.
UH Hilo ranked number one for the most diverse four-year public university in the nation.
According to the latest data, UH Hilo is 20.6 percent Asian students, 20.2 percent white, and almost 10 percent Native Hawaiian. Thirty-one percent of the student body self-identifies with two or more races.
UH Maui College ranked third, while UH West Oʻahu is fourth and UH Mānoa is sixth.
Below are the top 10 most diverse public four-year universities and their corresponding diversity indexes:
1. UH Hilo, 88.9
2. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee, 87.1
3. UH Maui College, 86.5
4. UH West Oʻahu, 84.5
5. Highline College, 81.9
6. UH Mānoa, 81.6
7. California State University, East Bay, 79.3
8. Rutgers University-Newark, 78.9
9. New Jersey Institute of Technology, 78.5
10. Seattle Central College, 78.0
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