Among business schools, UTA No. 1 in U.S. for diversity

College of Business enrolled highest percentage of minority students in U.S.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 • Herb Booth : Contact


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The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Business is No. 1 in the nation for diversity of its students, according to Poets & Quants for Undergrads.

In fall 2020, no other business school had a higher percentage of underrepresented minority students enter its program than UT Arlington’s 70.5%.

College of Business Dean Harry Dombroski said the diversity among students makes for stronger business programs.

Business Dean Harry Dombroski
Business Dean Harry Dombroski

“It’s not by accident that our college is diverse” he said. “These diverse backgrounds and perspectives inform our collegiate discourse. In this time of racial reckoning, we persist to ensure our diversity becomes a catalyst for substantial and enduring strides in racial equity and inclusion, to better serve our students, faculty, staff, administrators, communities and—through our students—the world.”

Poets & Quants asks schools to report the percentage of underrepresented U.S. minorities for their most recent incoming classes of business students. Research and science have proven the benefits of diversity in virtually all aspects of life, the organization said, and the classroom is no different. Classroom diversity can improve cognitive skills and critical thinking, help children and students transition to adulthood and promote creativity.