Thursday, October 30, 2014

How Are Christian Colleges Doing on the Diversity Scale?

Belhaven University
With the exception of a few schools in or around major U.S. cities or in California, not very well. 

Over at the Pietist Schoolman, Chris Gehrz reports on our largely white Christian colleges and how they compare to other colleges and universities.

By the way, I seriously think a Christian college should hire Gehrz as a provost.  He is wise, a proven academic leader, understands the mission of Christian colleges, and seems to love producing these careful studies of Christian colleges and universities.  And, of course, we need more historian-administrators.

Here are the most diverse Christian colleges (members of the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities) in the United States:

Nyack College (NY) (74.1%)
Houston Baptist University (TX) (65.5%)
Belhaven University (MS) (58.9%)
University of the Southwest (NM) (51.2%)
Warner University (FL) (50.4%)
Fresno Pacific University (CA) (46.5%)
California Baptist University (CA) (44.0%)
Vanguard University (CA) (43.8%)
Hope International University (CA) (40.4%)
Biola University (CA) (39.6%)

Here are the least diverse Christian colleges in the United States

Waynesburg University (PA) (5.2%)
College of the Ozarks (MO) (5.5%)
Huntington University (IN)  (5.9%)
Cedarville University (OH) (6.4%)
Dordt College (IA) (6.4%)
Asbury University (KY) (6.5%)
Hannibal-LaGrange University (MO)) (7.7%)
Houghton College (NY) (7.9%)
King University (TN) (7.9%)
Southwest Baptist (MO) (8.2%)