Racial Diversity of Rutgers University Faculty Trails Far Behind That of Its Student Body

The flagship campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is one of the most racially diverse in the nation. Whites make up 51 percent of the student body. There are large groups of blacks, Hispanics, and Asian-American students. But an analysis by the student newspaper finds that the racial diversity of the faculty does not match that of the student body.

The study found that whites make up 71.4 percent of the full-time faculty of 2,002. There are 67 black full-time faculty members. They constitute 3.3 percent of the full-time faculty. This is less than the national average for black faculty, which currently stands at 5.3 percent.