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The 50 Top Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America


The following was taken from Best College Reviews, an independent college review journal which ranked Cambridge College #7 in the nation for diversity

Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner, author, and poet Maya Angelou said, “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty, and there is strength.”

It is true, there is strength in diversity. Students educated in racially and ethnically diverse settings perform better academically and reap greater professional success than peers from more homogeneous learning environments. The advantage of a multicultural education extends far beyond the classroom and professional life. The idea of democracy is truly dependent on the next generation of leaders, leaders who are prepared to engage with individuals and groups that make up the Melting Pot we call America. Only those who can rejoice in the beauty of our differences while valuing human life will change the world.

Our list was based on the following criteria:

  • No race can have more than 45% representation

  • At least three races are represented by over 12%

  • Percentage of total minorities graduated 2012-13

  • Scholarships, clubs, organizations, and associations available for ethnic groups

The article states the following about Cambridge College:

Cambridge College is a center of ethnic diversity, over 65 percent of students are members of a minority group. Students of ethnic background flourish at Cambridge due to the inclusive culture that produces a positive educational experience. The International Student Office is ready to offer services and assist students from over 50 different countries who are studying in all majors at all levels. Known primarily as a college for adult learners, Cambridge provides a top-notch education while keeping tuition low and providing financial aid to those who qualify. Tuition is less than the cost of the average four-year college, and over 60 percent of students receive financial aid.

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