Diversity is more than skin color or heritage.
Warner Pacific College defines diversity as a systematic response to address the needs and disparities of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups in higher education. (Please read the complete definition.)
Warner Pacific has experienced a significant increase in diverse student enrollment, from 12.5% in 2007 to 40% this fall (2014). During this same time frame the College’s traditional student enrollment grew by 57% overall, so it’s a larger percentage drawn from a larger base enrollment.
For the past two years, Warner Pacific first-year student classes (freshmen) have been more than 50% students from non-Caucasian or multiracial backgrounds.
This fall (2015), we had our second largest freshman class in the history of the College. Within that class, 61% of students (freshman and transfers) are students of color:
- 28% Hispanic or Latino
- 13% Black or African American
- 11% Multiracial
- 3% Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander
- 7% American Indian or Alaskan Native