The University of New Orleans is the most ethnically diverse college in Louisiana, according to College Factual, a data analytics company that focuses on higher education outcomes.
It is the second year in a row that the University ranked #1 out of 30 Louisiana colleges analyzed by the company.
“The ethnic diversity of our student body serves to enrich the educational experiences of all of our students,” said UNO President John Nicklow. “A wide variety of experiences and viewpoints helps foster more understanding and an expanded world view. Our differences are among our institution’s greatest attributes, and they are worth celebrating.”
To create the ranking, College Factual analyzed the ethnicity of each school’s student population. The greater the variety, the higher a college will rank.
The ranking echoes an observation Gov. John Bel Edwards made regarding the University’s diverse student body while delivering the fall 2018 commencement address at the University of New Orleans in December.
“Graduates in the class of 2018, you are a brilliant, diverse community, filled with a thousand points of light,” Edwards said. “Just look at the fellow graduates seated around you ... This is what the American dream looks like. This is what Louisiana looks like and you’re a huge part of the reason I am so excited about the future of our great state.”
For more information on the College Factual ranking and its methodology visit their website.