Chicago-area colleges and universities have far more minority students for every tenured minority professor than white students per tenured white professor. Experts say low numbers of tenured minority professors can hinder the development of both minority and white students, who might look to such faculty as mentors.
Note: Includes undergraduate students and full-time faculty at four-year, non-specialized institutions that offer tenure, have more than 500 undergraduates, and are in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will counties. –˜Minorities’ includes Asians, African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.
Source: Illinois Board of Higher Education; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.