Diversity Statistics & Reports

Diversity at the University of Arizona

Having a demographically diverse educational community is essential to giving students the highest quality education possible. Diversity: By the Numbers offers a decade-long look at diversity at the University of Arizona.

Diversity Statistics

Dive deeper into the demographic diversity of the UA on the University of Arizona Fact Book website.

Diversity Reports

These past and current studies examine perceptions of campus climate, as well as highlight research-based practices that can help remove barriers to inclusion.

Undergraduate Campus Climate Survey (2011)
Conducted every five years, this survey assesses undergraduate student perceptions of diversity at the UA.

Graduate Student Campus Climate Survey (2011)
Conducted every five years, this survey assesses graduate student perceptions of diversity at the UA.

LGBTQ and Allied Students, Staff and Faculty Needs Assessment (2014)
This survey investigates the needs and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual and other related identities at the UA.

College Choice and Transition Experiences of First-Year Native American Students at the University of Arizona (2016)       The Center for the Study of Higher Education (HED) conducted a study on the college choice and experience of first-year Native American students at UA.

UA Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (2013-14)
The UA COACHE survey assesses job satisfaction of tenure-eligible faculty and includes data by gender and faculty of color.

Agencies of Change: Faculty Leadership in Initiating and Sustaining Diversity at the University of Arizona (2005)
As part of a Ford Foundation grant, a UA faculty team investigated the impact of the Millennium Project, as well as the successes of and barriers to instituting gender and ethnic diversity at the UA. 

The Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Faculty: A Proposal by the Deans' Diversity Subcommittee (2002)
This Deans' Diversity Subcommittee report offers a short but detailed list of short-term and long-term hiring strategies.

Generating Respect for All in a Climate of Academic Excellence (GRACE) Project (2002)
The GRACE Project followed up on the university-wide Millennium Project. It was designed to document gender-related disparities within the College of Medicine associated with compensation, career progression, access to resources and perceptions of campus climate. 

Millennium Projects: Enhancing Campus Climate for Academic Excellence (2001-2002)
This report summarizes the UA’s progress towards creating a diverse, fair and hospitable community for faculty and classified staff and appointed personnel by improving recruitment, salary equity and campus climate.

Diversity Action Plan (DAP) (1990)
The Diversity Action Plan Committee was created in 1989 in response to reports from the Arizona Board of Regents and various state mandates that called for an improvement in the status of underrepresented students and employees in Arizona’s universities.