Diversity in US Community Colleges

  • Diversity in US community colleges varies greatly by state and between schools.
  • US community colleges have an average diversity score of 0.51 (2020).
  • The most diverse state is Hawaii, with a diversity score of 0.76.

US Community College Diversity Scores (2020)

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Did You Know?
The most diverse school in the USA is Berkeley City College in California with a diversity score of 0.82.