By Nathalie Cohetero SAN MARCOS – As minority enrollment steadily increases at Texas State University, some students point out the importance of representation for diverse groups on campus. According to the office of Institutional Research at Texas State, as the overall university enrollment […]
There are many ways to look at the data collected on this growing equity gap. With these graphics, research and data can be examined in an easier and straightforward way. Established in 2009, Complete College America is a national nonprofit with a mission to work […]
- Diversity is beneficial to student learning. According to Benefits and Challenges of Diversity in Academic Settings, data from the National Study of Student Learning indicated that both in-class and out-of-class interactions and involvement with diverse peers fostered critical thinking.
- Diversity increases a sense of belonging which may affect academic studies. According to Benefits and Challenges of Diversity in Academic Settings, multiple studies demonstrate that minority students often feel isolated and unwelcome in predominantly white institutions and that many experience discrimination and differential treatment.
- According to On Student Development in College: Evidence from the National Study of Student Learning, exposer to different groups of people influenced students’ openness.
- Diversity outside the classroom is just as important and effective, if not more so, as inside the classroom.
- Data from the Collegeboard Scorecard indicates that more diverse universities have a higher SAT score average.