EastBay Today

Posted September 14, 2017

Top National Ranking

U.S. News & World Report scores Cal State East Bay most diverse university in the country

Cal State East Bay has once again been recognized for its diversity by a national publication.

Cal State East Bay is once more topping national ranking lists for its diverse student population. Not only has U.S. News & World Report ranked the university the most diverse college campus in the West in its new 2018 ratings release, Cal State East Bay also received the highest diversity score of any university in the country.

This year, in the Western Region, Cal State East Bay was given a score of .76, coming in ahead of Chaminade University of Honolulu (No. 2) and Hawaii Pacific University (No. 3). Other CSUs close behind Cal State East Bay include Sacramento State and San Jose State.

The rankings are based on data from the student population at each university during the 2016-17 school year, with the goal of identifying the total proportion of minority students. Cal State East Bay’s score of .76 ranked higher than the No. 1 schools in other regions of the country as well: Northeastern Illinois University (Midwest), CUNY – Brooklyn College (North) and Keiser University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (South).

The U.S. News & World Report ranking comes on the heels of other accolades for Cal State East Bay in the past few weeks, including the university’s fourth straight Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award, or HEED award, from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. Cal State East Bay was also named one of the top 100 universities to confer degrees to minority students by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.  

Visit here to see the full list of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Campus Ethnic Diversity rankings.