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'U.S. News and World Report' lists UT Arlington in top 10 percent in diversity

News Release — 13 November 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Sue Stevens, Senior Media Relations Officer, (817) 272-3317, sstevens@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - "U.S. News and World Report" released a report card on racial diversity in national universities Wednesday, Nov. 12, and The University of Texas at Arlington scored in the top 10 percent of the 200 national universities listed.  

The closer a school's number is to 1.0 on a diversity index ranging from 0.0 to 1.0, the more diverse the student population. UT Arlington scored a 0.64. The most diverse university in the report is Rutgers, which scored 0.74. Stanford scored 0.67, Massachusetts Institute of Technology scored 0.65 and the University of California -Los Angeles scored 0.60. 

The data are drawn from each institution's 2007-08 student body. The categories used in the calculations are American Indians and Native Alaskans, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, African-Americans who are non-Hispanic, whites who are non-Hispanic, and Hispanics. Students who did not identify themselves as members of any demographic group were classified as whites who are non-Hispanic.

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