NSSE data suggest that John Carroll has made significant progress on measures of diversity in the last six years.

  • The percentage of JCU students who say that they have had serious conversations with student of a different race or ethnicity than their own increased to 53 percent in 2011, compared to 44 percent in 2005.
  • Almost two-thirds of students say that John Carroll encourages contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds, over 20 percent higher than 2005.
  • 65 percent of respondents believe that JCU has contributed to their understanding of people from other racial and ethnic backgrounds, up from less than half in 2005 (see graphic below).

  • Over 80 percent of students say that John Carroll has helped them to demonstrate respect for others’ differences, compared to 70 percent in 2005.
  • Almost three-quarters of JCU respondents report that their education has contributed to their ability to actively work for a more inclusive community, compared to 58 percent in 2005.