1/26/2009 -- U.S. News & World Report now ranks San José State seventh in the nation in terms of ethnic diversity among colleges and universities conferring bachelor's and master's degrees. That's up from 12th last year.
"College-bound students who believe that studying with people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds is important will want to consider student-body diversity when choosing a school," wrote the magazine's editors. "To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own, U.S. News factors in the total proportion of minority students; leaving out international students; and the overall mix of groups. The data are drawn from each institution's 2007-2008 student body."