UH Hilo most diverse in the U.S., three more UH campuses in top 10

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students gathered smiling

Photo from UH Hilo Freshman Experience Program.

Four University of Hawaiʻi campuses ranked in the top 10 colleges in the U.S. for greatest racial and ethnic diversity, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings.

UH Hilo ranked number one for the most diverse four-year public university in the nation. UH Maui College is third, UH West Oʻahu is fourth and UH Mānoa is sixth.

The diversity index indicates, on a scale of 1 to 100, the probability that any two students at an institution are from different racial or ethnic groups.

These 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

UH Hilo

Students reported being 20.6 percent Asian, 9.6 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 20.2 percent white and 31.2 percent of two or more races.

UH Maui College

Students are 27.9 percent Asian, 7.1 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 19.1 percent white and 31.1 percent are two or more races.

UH West Oʻahu

Students are 35.3 percent Asian, 6 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 10.8 percent white and 32.8 percent are two or more races.

UH Mānoa

Students are 36 percent Asian, 3.4 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 19.9 percent white and 23.2 percent are two or more races.

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