School diversity

The Diversity Index measures, on a scale of 0 to 100, the chance that two randomly chosen students come from a different racial group. In the 2011 school year, it ranged from 74 for public students in Hawaii (very diverse) to 15 in Maine and Vermont.

  • Northeast
  • Midwest
  • South
  • West

Note: The National Center for Education Statistics reports Hispanic as a race, not an ethnicity.
Source: Analysis of NCES data by Paul Overberg, USA TODAY; interactive by Kate Van Winkle for USA TODAY.