Today, 32% of undergraduate students enrolled at MICUA member institutions are students of color. The fastest growing population at MICUA colleges and universities is Hispanic students. Hispanic undergraduate student enrollment nearly tripled (171% increase) between 2004 and 2014, and African American undergraduate student enrollment grew by almost 30% during the same period. By comparison, total undergraduate student enrollment grew by 11%. More than half of the MICUA State-aided institutions have eliminated the graduation gap between students of color and the general population. Based on the most recent data, 9% of MICUA faculty are minorities.
To view a sampling of programs at Maryland’s independent colleges and universities created to promote and enhance cultural diversity—as highlighted in the annual MICUA Cultural Diversity Report—click on the links below:
- Mission Statements
- Strategic Plans & Goals
- Leadership to Foster Diversity
- Inclusion of Cultural Diversity in Curriculum
- Publications & Promotional Materials
- Activities & Organizations
- Support Team: Recruitment, College Preparation, Intervention, & Community Outreach
- Targeted Financial Aid Programs
- Student Leadership
- Diverse Faculty & Administrators—Recruitment, Professional Development, & Retention
- Evaluation in Promoting Diversity
- Wish List
- Best Practices
To view a PDF of the entire MICUA Cultural Diversity Report, click here.