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
University of Missouri—‚ÄčKansas City

Kansas City, MO

0.23 Hispanic, 5%
University of Akron

Akron, OH

0.22 African-American, 4%
Samford University (Cumberland)

Birmingham, AL

0.21 African-American, 4%
University of Louisville (Brandeis)

Louisville, KY

0.20 African-American, 5%
Campbell University

Raleigh, NC

0.20 African-American, 4%
University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

0.19 Native American, 3%
University of Maine

Portland, ME

0.19 African-American, 3%
University of Montana

Missoula, MT

0.18 Native American, 4%
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

0.18 African-American, 4%
West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

0.17 African-American, 3%
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

0.17 African-American, 4%
University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

0.17 Asian-American, 6%
University of Utah (Quinney)

Salt Lake City, UT

0.17 Hispanic, 5%
Northern Kentucky University (Chase)

Highland Heights, KY

0.16 African-American, 4%
Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

0.14 Hispanic, 2%
University of Nebraska—‚ÄčLincoln

Lincoln, NE

0.14 Hispanic, 3%

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