Fast Facts on Diversity
About Medical Students
- In Fall 2009 the proportion of Hispanic students increased by more than 3 points to 14.1 percent, more than 6 points higher than the national rate. Hispanic Business magazine ranked UT Southwestern Medical Center the No. 3 medical school for Hispanics in 2009.
- The proportion of female students in fall 2009 increased by more than 2 points to 46 percent.
- Asian students make up 32 percent of medical student enrollment at UT Southwestern, 10 points higher than the national rate; this proportion has been increasing steadily over the last five years.
About Graduate Students
- In 2009 females represented more than half (52 percent) of UT Southwestern’s graduate students.
- International students made up the highest proportion (40.5 percent) of enrolled graduate students.
- The percentage of Hispanic students increased to 6.6 percent.
About Faculty and Staff
- The largest gains have been in the proportion of Asian-American faculty at all levels:
- The proportion of tenure-track faculty members has grown to 40.8 percent.
- The proportion of tenured faculty has grown to 13.7 percent.
- The proportion of other professionals has grown to 25.8 percent.
- In 2009 UT Southwestern achieved an increase of more than 5 percentage points in the number of female tenured faculty.
- The proportion of women hired in other professional categories increased by almost 4 percentage points.
- Modest increases have been made in the proportion of Hispanic tenured faculty and African-American faculty at the tenure-track and other professional levels.