When it comes to higher education, Victoria has a lot to offer. Both Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria have received numerous awards and lots of national recognition, and now, UHV has been noted in U.S. News & World Report for it's ethnic diversity.

According to a press release, The University of Houston-Victoria ranks second in diversity among regional Texas universities, according to a 2017 U.S. News & World Report. Tuesday.

UHV appears on the publication’s Best Ethnic Diversity list. In the category of regional universities in the West, UHV tied for 12th with California State-Monterey Bay. UHV is second among the five Texas schools that made the list. The rankings appear on the U.S. News website.

U.S. News put the list together to identify schools where students would most likely encounter undergraduates from different ethnic groups than their own. The publication used a diversity index formula to rank schools with 0.0 meaning least diverse and 1.0 meaning most diverse. UHV’s score was 0.69. The highest score was 0.78 by the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

About 65 percent of all UHV undergraduate students in fall 2015 were minorities. To view UHV’s U.S. News & World Report page, visit www.usnews.com.