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Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives.

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions. Read more

Benefits of background variety and ethnic diversity in college life and on campus

Diversity quilt

Diversity quilt

Studies have shown that academic and campus life is greatly improved in an environment of ethnic diversity among a variety of student backgrounds in the student body as well as the faculty. When all groups are studying and working together, it helps young people gain confidence, become more worldly and prepare for a career.

Minority student enrollment increasing

After dipping in 2006, college enrollment has risen by 3.2 million. Also since 2006, college student body has become more diverse. Read more