UMass Boston called nation's third 'most diverse' campus

A report published in USA Today last week ranks UMass Boston as the third most diverse four-year college in the nation. The report, based on US Department of Education data and compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, is based on data from the fall 2018 semester.

“In a world where diversity matters —in education, to the business community, and to the nation itself—UMass Boston is the place to find it,” Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman said in a statement. “24/7 Wall Street has recognized UMass Boston as the most affordable campus in the country on its list of the top diverse universities. Bravo to UMass Boston!”

The report also notes that “UMass Boston is the only large four-year public school in America in which there is a greater than 80 percent chance that two randomly selected students would have a different race, ethnicity, or U.S. citizenship status,” according to a summary released by the university.

Three other New England schools made the list of 25 diverse schools: Boston University (No. 24), Wellesley College (No. 17), and MCPHS University (No. 16).