U.S. News & World Report Ranks PMC a Leader in Promiting Diversity

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2000 issue has recognized Pine Manor College (PMC) as one of the top 10 Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the north for promoting diversity. Student diversity is an important criterion for high school seniors across the country who are beginning their college selection process. U.S. News and World Report noted that PMC has a 22 percent African American student population.

"We are extremely proud of this achievement," said Gloria Nemerowicz, President of PMC. "We recognize not only the benefits of diversity in fostering creativity and learning, but also the importance of preparing young women from all backgrounds to become tomorrow’s leaders."

Recently, the Board of Trustees at PMC used a $4 million alumna bequest to lower tuition by 34 percent (from $16,700 to $11,000), putting a PMC education within reach of many women who previously could not consider a private education.

To identify colleges where students are likely to encounter a variety of racial or ethnic groups, U.S. News and World Report uses a mathematical diversity index ranging from 0 to 1.0, with 1.0 indicating the most diverse student body. PMC scored .53, compared to .67 for the highest ranking institution.