TWU Ranks Top in Texas and Fifth Nationally for Ethnic Diversity, According to U.S. News

TWU's chancellor says diversity and lived experience are drivers for innovation.

The inclusion of diverse perspectives and backgrounds has proven to be the secret ingredient to success and innovation at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). TWU has been acknowledged as the most ethnically diverse university in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings. 

Out of 1,500 evaluated, TWU was also ranked No. 5 for most ethnically diverse universities nationally.

Overall, 57 percent of the student body at TWU are people of color. Within that percentage, 27 percent of students are Hispanic, 18 percent of students are Black, and 10 percent are Asian, according to a statement from TWU.

In addition, TWU has been featured on the Social Mobility list by U.S. News & World Report for the first time in three years of evaluation. The list ranks universities nationwide and assesses graduation rates of students who received federal Pell Grants.

Students can potentially be awarded with a Pell Grant if they are an undergraduate whose family’s annual income is below $50,000. TWU was ranked No. 129 out of all universities in this category, according to the university.

Through diversity, TWU has been able to create an environment that moves the community forward.

Shared stories and perspectives not only create a bond between students, but they move the community to heights that propel intellectual innovation in the classroom and beyond.

“At Texas Woman’s, we celebrate diversity and lived experience as these are drivers for innovation; bringing new perspectives to previously intractable problems is the secret of our success,” said TWU Chancellor and President Carine M. Feyten, PhD. “Our values include opportunity and excellence because we believe all of our students deserve the best Texas Woman’s experience, one where the tools for their future success are forged.”

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