A table was recently published by The Chronicle of Higher Education that compared the race and ethnicity of data in degree-granting institutions in the United States that are eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid. They included the “two or more races” category.

The results are interesting, but not surprising. The percentage of multiracial respondents for the institutions of higher education nationally was 3.2 percent. The state with the lowest percentage was Mississippi (1.6%) and the highest was Hawaii at 25.2%. Please keep in mind that this was not the general population, but only for some of the degree-granting institutions. We are assuming that every student was given the option of choosing two or more races regardless of the state or school.