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.