• November 23, 2014

Diversity at Liberal-Arts Colleges, 1992-2012

Top liberal-arts institutions in the United States were 60 percent more racially diverse in 2012 than in 1992, but still only as much as top research universities were two decades ago. The diversity index measures, on a scale of 0 to 100, the probability that any two students at an institution are from different racial or ethnic groups.

Institution Total enrollment, 2012 American Indian/ Alaska Native Asian Black Hispanic Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Non-resident alien White Two or More Races Race Unknown Diversity Index 2012 Diversity Index 1992 Difference
Swarthmore College 1,562 0.5% 14.9% 7.2% 14.3% 0.0% 8.4% 47.3% 7.5% 9.3% 72.17 40.08 32.09
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