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U.S. News Ranks Marymount Tops for Ethnic Diversity

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

U.S. News Ranks Marymount Tops for Ethnic Diversity
 
Marymount University ranks first for ethnic diversity among Regional Universities in the South, according to the 2016 edition of “Best Colleges” published by U.S. News & World Report.  Marymount tied with University of North Carolina-Pembroke for the top spot.

“We are pleased with this recognition and take great pride in having a diverse student body and a welcoming campus community for all,” said Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank. “It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to creating a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others and a global perspective in our students.”

The U.S. News list identifies colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own. Marymount’s undergraduate student body is comprised of individuals from 42 states and 66 countries.

Last year Marymount was ranked second behind the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. This year the two institutions tied for first.

Overall, Marymount ranks 53rd among the Best Regional Universities in the South.  The Best Regional Universities category ranks 618 schools against their peer group.    

The 2016 Best Colleges guide includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and features rankings of 1,376 accredited four-year schools on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, class size, student to faculty ratio, and alumni giving.

For a full list of rankings, visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.




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Marymount University ranks first for ethnic diversity among Regional Universities in the South, according to the 2016 edition of “Best Colleges” published by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News list identifies colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own.
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