Loyola University Chicago

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola

Diversity at a glance

Over the past several years, Loyola has taken steps to increase diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University compares favorably to many of its peers when it comes to campus diversity—and although much progress has been made—we realize that more work needs to be done. Below are key findings from the University’s most recent Annual Report on Diversity, which covers 2009 through 2015. (Click here to read the full report.)

* Two or more races; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; Native American
Note: Peer comparisons include data from 19 private, urban institutions that are similar to Loyola. The complete list of peer universities can be found in the Annual Report on Diversity.

The changing face of new students

Since 2009, Loyola has enrolled an increasingly diverse student body. Last year, 40 percent of new freshmen and new transfer students were minorities—a far higher percentage than Loyola’s peers.

Graduation rates for minorities

Loyola’s six-year graduation rates for Hispanic and African American students have increased steadily over the past few years. But both groups still trail the overall graduation rate at Loyola—a gap that the University is working hard to close.