Tracking Racial Diversity in Universities of the Pacific Athletic Conference
Filed in Enrollments on June 23, 2015
A study by the online news platform GoLocalPDX.com ranked the 12 universities in the Pacific Athletic Conference by the percentage of minority students in their student bodies. UCLA ranked first with ethnic minority students making up 69.8 percent of total enrollments. The University of Oregon ranked last with 20.9 percent of all students from ethnic minority groups.
Below is a chart showing the percentages of all ethnic minority students and the percentage of Blacks in the undergraduate student bodies at each institution. It is clear that the vast majority of ethnic minority students at PAC-12 schools are either Hispanic or Asian. Very few are Black. It should be noted that at state operated universities in California and Washington State, race cannot be considered in admissions decisions.