Law School Diversity Index

Ranked in 2014, part of Best Law Schools | Law School Diversity Index Rankings Methodology

The diversity index is based on data collected by U.S. News. The methodology used to compute the index was published in a 1992 article by Philip Meyer and Shawn McIntosh in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. For the purposes of this index, students classified as ethnicity unknown/unreported were counted as white.

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School name Diversity Index Largest minority and its proportion
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

0.28 African-American, 8%
St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

0.28 African-American, 6%
Villanova University

Villanova, PA

0.28 Hispanic, 5%
University of Denver (Sturm)

Denver, CO

0.28 Hispanic, 8%
College of William and Mary (Marshall-​Wythe)

Williamsburg, VA

0.28 African-American, 7%
University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

0.27 Hispanic, 5%
Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

0.27 Asian-American, 4%
Pennsylvania State University (Dickinson)

University Park, PA

0.27 African-American, 6%
Creighton University

Omaha, NE

0.27 African-American, 4%
University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

0.27 African-American, 8%
Indiana University—​Indianapolis (McKinney)

Indianapolis, IN

0.26 African-American, 7%
Howard University

Washington, DC

0.26 African-American, 86%
William Mitchell College of Law

St. Paul, MN

0.26 Asian-American, 4%
Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

0.26 Multiracial, 6%
Charleston School of Law

Charleston, SC

0.26 African-American, 8%
Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

0.25 Multiracial, 5%
University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

0.25 African-American, 6%
University of New Hampshire School of Law

Concord, NH

0.25 Asian-American, 6%
University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

0.25 Hispanic, 5%
University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

0.25 African-American, 8%
Albany Law School

Albany, NY

0.24 Asian-American, 5%
Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

0.24 African-American, 5%
Drake University

Des Moines, IA

0.23 African-American, 5%
Ohio Northern University (Pettit)

Ada, OH

0.23 African-American, 8%
University of St. Thomas

Minneapolis, MN

0.23 Hispanic, 6%

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