The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking selects the top colleges based on four unique categories.  One of which is Environment and includes a college’s student breakdown in terms of ethnicity and gender.  The WSJ recently released two separate rankings covering the Northeast and Midwest regions of the US focusing specifically on the diversity of the student body.

When it comes to the Northeast, New York colleges reign supreme, in particular its schools within the CUNY system.  With so much diversity in the city of New York its no surprise that the bulk of their Top 10 higher institutions lead the list.  In the Midwest, the state of Illinois sees itself at the top, with many colleges located in the city of Chicago.  Unfortunately, only one college cracks the national Top 50 for overall ranking.  For both regions, urban areas seem to be the concentration of diversity in higher education.

Take a look at the two lists below and don’t forget to check out WSJ for more rankings:

Northeast –

  1. CUNY City College of New York
  2. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
  3. CUNY Hunter College
  4. CUNY York College
  5. Nyack College
  6. New York Institute of Technology
  7. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  8. Saint Peter’s University
  9. University of Bridgeport
  10. University of Massachusetts Boston

Midwest –

  1. Northeastern Illinois University
  2. Andrews University
  3. Illinois Institute of Technology
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago
  5. Roosevelt University
  6. Wayne State University
  7. Cleveland State University
  8. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  9. Metropolitan State University
  10. Indiana University Northwest

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