University of Texas at Arlington is one of the most ethnically diverse campuses
in the United States, according to rankings of national universities U.S. News
& World Report released Tuesday.
Additionally, UT Arlington’s undergraduate business
program jumped to No. 119 among 388 similar programs, up from 141 on U.S. News’
Arlington’s “diversity index” ranked fifth among national universities – a measure
of where college students seeking diversity are “most likely to encounter undergraduates
from racial or ethnic groups different from their own,” the news organization said.
The University moved up from seventh place in the 2013 rankings.
is no surprise that UT Arlington would be recognized nationally for its
commitment to diversity and for ensuring that students from all backgrounds
have the opportunity to earn their education and become citizens of the global
community. This is who we are and what we do every day," President Vistasp
M. Karbhari said. "This recognition serves as a signal to prospective
students and world class faculty members that our University is the place for
them to pursue their academic dreams.”
Rachel Croson, dean
of the College of Business, attributed the college’s improved ranking to a
concerted effort to recruit and retain top faculty, recognize and reward
high-impact teaching and integrate real-world business insights into the
“The UT Arlington
College of Business has an established reputation for excellence; we are
strengthening that reputation by focusing on the future of business,” Croson
said. “The future is multi-national, not just international, thus we are
revamping and updating our international business concentration, developing
courses in multi-cultural marketing and otherwise ensuring that our graduates
are prepared with the skills and insights they will need throughout their
ranking is based on data from the 2012-2013 school year. Preliminary census
figures for the Fall 2013 semester show that about 22 percent of UT Arlington’s
33,311 students this fall are Hispanic and about 14 percent are black or
African-American. About 10 percent were Asian, while 9.3 percent were
international. This year, almost 1,000 students described themselves as
magazine evaluated undergraduate enrollment based on a school’s proportion of
minority students and the overall mix of ethnic groups in the 2012-2013 academic
year. Each school was assigned an index from 0.0 to 1.0, with 1.0 being the
most diverse. UT Arlington’s index was .70.
Arlington’s was the highest diversity ranking for any national university in
North Texas. Other schools that scored .70 were Georgia State University, the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California - Los Angeles,
University of California - Riverside and University of the Pacific. More
rankings are available here: http://premium.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings.
learn more about The University of Texas at Arlington, visit www.uta.edu.