Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Diversity in Admissions

Inside Higher Ed
July 30th, 2014

Colleges receive widespread scrutiny for their ability (or lack thereof) to build diverse student bodies. A survey being released today by the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows that colleges also struggle with diversity issues within admissions offices, where white males seem to lead a field that -- at the entry-level ranks -- is more diverse.
Among the figures from the survey:
  • About 70 percent of admissions counselors and assistant/associate directors of admissions are women, but they represent only 53 percent of directors of admission and only 40 percent of vice presidents/deans of admission or enrollment management.
  • Black admissions professionals make up 11 percent of counselors and assistant/associate directors but only 5 percent of vice presidents/deans.
  • Hispanic admissions professors decrease from 8 percent  of counselors and assistant/associate directors to only 2 percent of vice presidents and deans.
Other data in the survey of NACAC members suggest that it may be difficult for colleges to hold on to the minority talent they have -- either individually or in higher education as a whole.

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