St. John’s Diversity Amply Reflected in Enrollment of Minority Business Majors

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March 25, 2020

In a recent Poets&Quants survey, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University ranked among the top 10 for business schools with the most US minorities.

The survey of 83 US colleges measures the 2019 enrollments of undergraduate business majors who represent minority populations.

Tobin placed sixth on the list, with 31 percent of its incoming business students identifying as an underrepresented US minority, according to Poets&Quants, a resource for prospective business majors whose community of experts share information on business schools around the globe.

St. John’s high ranking in the Poets&Quants survey underscores the University’s unwavering commitment to supporting and growing its richly diverse community of students, faculty, administration, and staff.


According to Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, “We are proud of our University’s commitment to engaging and supporting a diverse community and this supports our long-standing mission of educating first-generation students.”

That commitment was evident long before St. John’s established the main campus in Jamaica, Queens—the most diverse county in the nation. St. John’s was founded in a Brooklyn farmhouse in 1870 in response to an invitation from the first Bishop of Brooklyn, John Loughlin, to offer an education to the children of immigrants.

As a multinational university, St. John’s remains one of the nation’s most racially and culturally diverse institutions of higher education that complements an internationalized curriculum. Through collaboration with other institutions around the world, Study Abroad opportunities, and online courses and degrees, the University’s outreach spans the globe.