Faculty diversity plays a key role in college student completion and can have a major impact on students’ sense of belonging, retention rates, and persistence. All students benefit from faculty diversity. Engaging with diverse faculty and different perspectives builds empathy, a respect for others, and creativity, and improves problem-solving skills — and Black and Latino students, who are pursuing college degrees in greater numbers, are more likely to graduate when they have diverse faculty members who look like them and can serve as positive mentors and role models. 

That is why we produced this upcoming report, which examines faculty diversity relative to student diversity, as well as hiring equity, tenure equity, and changes in faculty representation over time for Black and Latino faculty at public, four year institutions, and highlights colleges and universities that are making progress on diversifying their faculties and those that have more work to do. Sign up below to be the first to receive the report.