A Continued Commitment to Diversity

Entering Students Identifying Themselves As Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015
African American/Black 6.5% 9.4% 7.4%
American Indian 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.9% 6.0% 7.4%
Hispanic/Latino/Puerto Rican 22.5% 27.4% 24.0%
Two or More 4.1% 2.3% 6.1%
Total 42.2% 45.1% 45.2%

Houston College of Law is strongly committed to providing a diverse body of students the opportunity for an exceptional legal education. Our commitment to diversity is reflected in the composition of our entering classes. We are pleased to have been recognized in National Jurist, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazines as one of the top law schools for minority students.

National Jurist listed Houston College of Law among the best law schools for diversity in its November 2014 issue with an overall grade of “A,” up from an “A-“ in 2012. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has ranked Houston College of Law as 16th in the nation (tied with two other law schools) for doctoral degrees conferred in law (December 2014) and 17th in the nation as a law school with Majority/Minority Hispanic Enrollment (December 2013). Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked Houston College of Law in the Top 100 for both "Total Minority Professional Doctoral Degrees" and "Hispanic Professional Doctoral Degrees" (October 2014).




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