University Continues to Grow in Diversity
Posted: April 24, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason is becoming an increasingly diverse institution of higher learning. According to statistics released recently by the Equity Office, the number of minority employees at George Mason increased from 228 in 1989 to 438 in 1999. During that time period, the number of minorities increased 92 percent, compared to a 29 percent increase for whites and nonresident employees.
Since 1989, George Mason has increased its African American employee population by 70 percent, its Asian American population by 264 percent, and its Hispanic population by 67 percent.
Student diversity is increasing as well. Since 1989, George Mason’s total headcount of students has grown by 22 percent. However, enrollment increases continue to be higher among all minority groups, compared to nonminority groups. Since 1989, the number of African American students at George Mason has increased more than 103 percent, Asian American students have increased by 117 percent, and Hispanic American students have increased by 143 percent.