Las Vegas CBS KXNT – For the third year in a row, UNLV has earned a top spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s universtiy rankings for diversity. The university is tied for sixth place, moving up two spots since the last annual report.

Fifty-one percent of UNLV students self-report as minorities. The rating validates that the school reflects the community it serves, Jose Melendrez of the UNLV office of Diversity Initiatives told KXNT.

“Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson,” he said. “Those three cities right there are where you find 90 percent of the diversity in the state of Nevada.”

A racially-mixed campus is a financial asset, too. It qualifies the institution for extra grant funding under Title 3 and Title 5 of the federal education code, Melendrez said.


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