A Perspective on Diversity
- diversity in terms of racial and ethnic assignment,
- diversity in terms familial circumstance (first-generation college student status), and
- diversity in terms of economic circumstance (Pell Grant status as a proxy for low-income).
IGEN – First person in the immediate family to attend college. This standing is calculated from The Common Application; neither parent can have earned a 4-year college degree. PELL — is a student receiving at least 1 dollar in Pell grant aid. A Pell grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need. URM – Underrepresented minority; this status is calculated from IPEDS reporting categories for race/ethnicity. Any student classified as “Black or African American”, “Hispanic”, “American Indian or Alaska Native”, or “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander” is counted as a URM. Any international student, regardless of race/ethnicity, is not included in the count of URMs. PIM – Any Pell, IGEN, or URM