Quinnipiac University

Diversity by the Numbers

The university has committed to enhancing access to data to promote greater transparency, strategic planning and accountability.

We must keep in mind that this data provides a snapshot in time. Context and long-term trends are essential, as is our goal to achieve lasting change rather than one-off, reactive solutions. This is a multiyear journey, and changes in data may feel incremental at times, depending upon the university's hiring rates, size of its incoming classes, and the fact that students are only together 30 weeks a year (academic year), with most graduating after four years. QU's commitment is to make systemic and foundational changes as outlined in this E&I report, that will, over time, create the inclusive culture and environment to which we all aspire.

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Full-Time Faculty Diversity

Data for full-time faculty was compiled on 11/1/20 IPEDS Census Date

Percentages have been rounded to the nearest tenth decimal point

Underrepresented minority (URM) includes individuals who identify as Black or African Americans, LatinX, Indigenous or American Indian, and/or Asian or Pacific Islander

Race/Ethnicity & Gender

Other category options have been requested for future data reports.

Race/Ethnicity

  • 81.4% non-URM
  • 18.6% URM

Full-Time Faculty Diversity

Race and Ethnicity 2018 2019 2020
American Indian or Alaska Native* 0.7% 0.4% 0.5%
Asian* 8.7% 8.3% 7.8%
Black or African American* 5.4% 5.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino* 3.1% 4.2% 4.7%
Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander* 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Two or more races* 0.7% 0.9% 1.0%
Undisclosed 1.2% 0.9% 1.0%
White (Non-Hispanic) 80.2% 79.9% 80.3%
*URM 18.6% 19.2% 18.6%

School URM non-URM
College of Arts & Sciences 18.4% 81.6%
School of Business 48.1% 51.9%
School of Communications 10.7% 89.3%
School of Education 0% 100%
School of Engineering 23.5% 76.5%
School of Health Sciences 8.0% 92%
School of Law 21.7% 78.3%
School of Medicine 14.3% 85.7%
School of Nursing 8.3% 91.7%

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
White 80.3%
Asian 7.8%
Black or African American 4.7%
Hispanic 4.7%
Two or more races 1.0%
Race and ethnicity unknown 1.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5%

Full-Time Staff (Non-Faculty) Diversity

Data for staff was compiled as of 4/4/21

Percentages have been rounded to the nearest tenth decimal point

Underrepresented minority (URM) includes individuals who identify as Black or African American, LatinX, Indigenous or American Indian, and/or Asian or Pacific Islander

Race/Ethnicity & Gender

Race/Ethnicity

  • 84.9% non-URM
  • 15.1% URM

Full-Time Staff (Non-Faculty) Diversity

Race/Ethnicity 2018 2019 2020
American Indian or Alaska Native* 1.0% 1.0% 0.7%
Asian* 1.7% 1.6% 1.9%
Black or African American* 3.3% 4.2% 4.3%
Hawaiian or Pacifiic Islander* 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic or Latino* 6.5% 6.9% 6.9%
White (Non-Hispanic) 86.0% 85.2% 85.0%
Undisclosed 1.6% 0.9% 1.1%
*URM 12.5% 13.9% 14.0%

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
White 84%
Hispanic 7.4%
Black or African American 4.8%
Asian 2.1%
Race and ethinicity unknown 0.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander  0.1%

Student Diversity

Data for students was compiled as of 9/14/20 IPEDS Census Data

Percentages have been rounded to the nearest tenth decimal point

Underrepresented minority (URM) includes individuals who identify as Black or African American, LatinX, Indigenous or American Indian, and/or Asian or Pacific Islander

Class of 2024 Data

(entered Fall 2020)

Race/Ethnicity

  • 79% non-URM
  • 21% URM

Diversity of our incoming class over time

18.5% Percentage (URM)

2018

19.2% Percentage (URM)

2019

21% Percentage (URM)

2020

Student Diversity

Retention rate for first-year students (retention measure from first-year to sophomore year)

Year Percentage (URM) Percentage (non-URM)
2017 82% 87.4%
2018 81.7% 84%
2019 88% 89%

Race/Ethnicity Percentage
White 74.6%
Hispanic 10.5%
Black or African-American 4.2%
Asian 3.4%
Two or more races 2.7%
Non-resident alien 2.7%
Race and ethnicity unknown 1.7%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%