The relationship between faculty diversity and graduation rates in higher education

Rebecca Stout, Cephas Archie, David Cross, Carol A. Carman

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between faculty racial/ethnic diversity and graduation rates of undergraduate students, in particular those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations. Using IPEDS data, the researchers calculated a Diversity Score for each institution. Findings suggest U.S. faculty diversity is lower than in the U.S. national population. Overall graduation rates for underrepresented minority students of all races/ethnicities are positively affected by increased diversity of their faculty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-417
Number of pages19
JournalIntercultural Education
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Faculty diversity
  • diversity
  • ethnic variance
  • graduation rates
  • higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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