A Snapshot of the Racial Diversity of the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the nation’s premier research universities, issued has issued an extensive report on the diversity of its faculty. The university stated that “fostering an academic environment with a rich diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, and thought is central to our mission of education, research, and service, as well as our commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression.”

The university reports that in 2021, there were 281 Black or African American faculty at the university. They made up 5.4 percent of the more than 5,200 faculty members. In 2017, Blacks were 4.3 percent of all faculty at Johns Hopkins.

There were 36 Black full professors. They made up 3 percent of all full professors. There were 41 associate professors, making up 4.8 percent of the faculty at that rank.

Blacks made up 21.9 percent of all faculty in education but only 11.8 percent of full professors in the field. African Americans were more than 15 percent of the nursing faculty but less than one percent of the full professors of nursing.

Blacks were 3.9 percent of the faculty in engineering and 2.3 percent of the full professors. But a promising statistic for the future is that Blacks were nearly 11 percent of all assistant professors of engineering.

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