- White women comprise about half of all chief admissions officers, admissions heads and counselors, according to new data from CUPA-HR, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.
- White men are also prevalent in the field, found CUPA-HR, which Tuesday released the survey results of more than 12,000 admissions professionals. One-third of chief admissions officers are White men, as well as about one-quarter of heads of admissions and one-fifth of admissions coordinators and counselors.
- Workers least represented include those who are Native American and Pacific Islander. Not even 1% of chief admissions officers were Native American, and there were no Pacific Islander men in that position.
Women of all races and ethnicities eclipse the share of men at all levels of admissions, CUPA-HR found.
However, generally, Asian and Hispanic or Latino workers are underrepresented in the industry. For instance, representation of Asian employees at each level is about one-third of the representation of Asian people among U.S. bachelor’s degree holders, the association said.
There are also fewer workers of color farther up on the admissions ladder — 31% of coordinators and counselors are people of color, versus only 21% of chief admissions officers.
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