U.S. News ranks TWU among top ethnically diverse institutions

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Sept. 15, 2021— DENTON — For the second straight year, Texas Woman’s University has been ranked among the nation’s top ethnically diverse institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” edition, released this week. Nationally, TWU received the fourth-highest diversity index rating. In Texas, the university tied for the second-highest ranking.

According to preliminary fall 2021 enrollment figures, ethnic minorities make up 57.9% of Texas Woman’s student population, the institution’s most diverse student body ever. The university is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, which recognizes universities with a Hispanic undergraduate population of 25% or higher.

“We celebrate diversity because it enriches the university experience, adds perspective and drives innovation,” said TWU Chancellor and President Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D. “Our diversity is a crucial factor that characterizes who we are and why we are successful.”

Texas Woman’s also appears on the publication’s Social Mobility list for national universities, which measures graduation rates of students who received federal Pell Grants. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students whose family income fall below $50,000 annually. This is the fourth year U.S. News has evaluated social mobility and the second consecutive year TWU has made the list. Texas Woman’s ranked No. 82 on the most recent list, which was in the top half of 192 schools that were rated.

Additionally, Texas Woman’s undergraduate nursing program was ranked among the top 10 percent of 694 programs in the nation that were evaluated, making it the fourth-highest rated undergraduate nursing program in Texas, according to U.S. News. It was the publication’s first year to rank undergraduate nursing programs.

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