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.
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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. bachelors 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.