Wall Street Journal ranks CCNY #8 nationally for diversity

Students at CCNY’s Freshman Convocation reflect the college’s diversity.

With a student population representing 89.6% of the world’s 193 sovereign states, The City College of New York continues to rank among the most diverse academic institutions in America.  The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 College Rankings place City College at joint #8 for environment with three other schools.

The rankings’ environment score encompasses several measures to gauge a school’s inclusiveness. They range from the percentage of first-time college graduates and Pell Grant recipients to the diversity of a school’s students and staff and the percentage of international students.

The top eight school overall are:

1.  La Sierra University

2.  California State University, Northridge

3.  Johnson & Wales University, North Miami

5.  San Francisco State University

6.  Barry University

California State University, East Bay

8.  California State University, Long Beach

CUNY – Bernard M. Baruch College

CUNY – City College of New York

University of California, Los Angeles

Academics say class discussions often become richer when students from different backgrounds engage on topics like religion and politics.

Drawing students from their immediate areas and appealing to low-income and first-generation college students, state-backed institutions in major cities seem to be most successful at bringing in a racially and socioeconomically diverse student body.

Hispanics, at 31.5 percent, are the largest ethnic student group at CCNY. Asian Americans (27 percent), Whites (21.3 percent) and African-Americans (19.7 percent) are the other major ethnic groups.

For CCNY, this latest recognition follows the U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings that named CCNY as one of the top 100 Best Regional Universities in the North and a Top Public School in the North.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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