University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has emerged as the most racially diverse school in the country, according to data released by the US Census Bureau.
University of Memphis is the second most diverse, with a population of 592,000.
Universities in Texas, California, Arizona and Michigan ranked third and fourth, respectively.
University College London ranked fifth, and the University of Texas at Austin was sixth.
The US Census report says the median household income for a person in the state of Tennessee is $54,000, compared with $53,000 in the nation.
University president Dr John Wilson said the data was important for understanding how the University and its graduates are integrated and that they were doing an outstanding job of providing diverse educational opportunities.
“This is a very big deal for the university community because this is an area where our students have tremendous talent,” Dr Wilson said.
“I would say that we are the most integrated university in the world.”
Dr Wilson said while the diversity was not the focus of his office, he hoped it would be a start to making the university more inclusive.
“If we can get more people to feel comfortable coming to our campus, we’re going to have a better chance to achieve that,” he said.
University has not provided figures on the racial and ethnic diversity of the student body.
In a statement released by Mr Wilson, he said he had been “delighted to learn that University of Memphis, the largest university in our state, is the least diverse”.
“It is a reflection of the very diverse nature of our campus and of the extraordinary diversity of our students,” he wrote.
“It also reflects the tremendous efforts we make to integrate our community, which is why it is particularly important that we work together to increase the diversity of this community.”‘
Unacceptable’ for ‘unacceptable’ to be used, Mr Wilson says’We are the minority in the community, but our voices are heard.
It’s a responsibility of our leadership and leadership in the wider community, to ensure that the university and the community are diverse.’
We’re going about it the right way’University of Houston’s chancellor, David Hargis, said the university was proud of its diversity, and he hoped its diversity reflected its quality of life.
“The diversity of University of Houston has been an issue of concern for many years,” he told News.au.
“But I think it’s an important issue for the community.”
University of Houston is proud of our diversity, as are other universities in the region.
“We’re the minority on the University campus and we’re the first one to get to be a minority on a university campus.”
“We are committed to ensuring that we reflect the diversity and diversity of all of our campuses and we are doing that by working with the community and the broader community to ensure a safe, welcoming, welcoming environment for everyone.”
University of Miami, Miami University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are all committed to being a place where everyone feels welcome.”‘
We have to be inclusive’University leaders have previously said the school was open to discussions with other universities to improve its diversity.
University vice chancellor and provost of university relations, Michael Haddad, said discussions were underway with the University’s community members and stakeholders to make it more inclusive, and that the school’s mission was to build “the most inclusive university on the planet”.”
We need to be open to engaging with other institutions and institutions to address these challenges, whether they are at a community level or in a federal level,” Mr Haddaad said.
Dr Wilson was confident the school would be successful in its efforts.”
Our community is very welcoming and welcoming is a good thing.
We are very proud of it,” he, said.