Diversity: By the Numbers (text version)

Undergraduate Students

2004-05 New Freshmen Profile

New Freshman Students of Color: 1,497 (26%)

Total New Freshmen: 5,725

2014-15 New Freshmen Profile

New Freshman Students of Color: 3,197 (41%)

Total New Freshmen: 7,744

Among new freshmen between 2004 and 2014 the number of students of color increased by 105%.

New Freshmen Profile: A Closer Look

2014-15 Freshmen Profile by Ethnicity

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: .3%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1.3%

African American/Black: 4.1%

Non-U.S. Citizen: 4.4%

Two or More Races: 4.6%

Asian: 5.7%

Hispanic/Latino: 25.3%

White: 53.9%

Honors Students

Percentage of Honors Students of Color Grows

2004-2005: 19.3% students of color

2014-15: 36.8% students of color

The University of Arizona attracts students from all 50 states.

Retention Rates

Freshman-to-Sophomore Retention Rates By Ethnicity

When comparing 2010 to 2012, the retention rate increased for all ethnicity groups.

  • African American/Black: From 64.3% to 75.2%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: From 67% to 75.7%
  • Asian/Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: From 81% to 84.7%
  • White: From 78.5% to 81.3%
  • Non-U.S. Citizen: From 83.7% to 88.0%

The freshman-to-sophomore retention rate for students of color hit 80% for the first time for those who enrolled in fall 2012.

UA’s Diverse Campus

UA’s adaptive athletics program is the largest and most successful program of its kind in the country.

There was a 22% increase in the number of students using the LGBTQ Resource Center in 2014-15.

UA is home to eight Pat Tillman Scholars.

Graduate and Professional Students

2004-05 Grad Student Enrollment

Graduate Students of Color: 1,180 (16%)

Total Grad Students: 7,387

2014-15 Grad Student Enrollment

Graduate Students of Color: 1,823 (24%)

Total Grad Students: 7,720

The number of graduate students of color has increased by 105% in the past 10 years.

The UA’s Ranking By the Survey of Earned Doctorates

No. 1 in the number of PhDs earned by Native American students.

No. 8 in the number of PhDs earned by Hispanics/Latinos.

First Professional Student Profile

2004-05 First Professional Student Enrollment

First Professional Students of Color: 308 (26%)

Total First Professional Students: 1,177

2014-15 First Professional Student Enrollment

First Professional Students of Color: 463 (30%)

Total First Professional Students: 1,529

51.2% of graduate students are women.

*Students of color include Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino students. Individuals with unknown ethnicities are excluded when calculating percentages.