Students in Project BEYOND-2 gather at a program celebration. BEYOND-2 provides scholarships, tutoring and peer support to students from under-represented communities.
Marquette University College of Nursing is a community of learners committed to increasing diversity and promoting a sense of belonging for all. We are guided to be individuals for and with others and called to respond to our communities' greatest social justice needs. It has never been more important for The Marquette Nurse and the MUCN community to stand against injustice, promote anti-racist environments, respect all individuals, advance dialogue, and act.
All members of the College of Nursing community are charged with the commitment to and promotion of inclusion, belonging, and equity; to treat everyone with care, respect, and to value differences every day.
Learn more about our Commitment to Equity & Inclusion and Solidarity.
Growing Diverse Faculty & Staff
Marquette University’s College of Nursing is committed to significantly advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both within and outside our walls.This commitment is rooted in our strategic initiatives and supported by generous gifts such as a$31 million transformational donation to the College of Nursing to boost scholarships and increase student diversity. Growing our diverse faculty and staff will help our students prepare for the shifting demographic landscape, contribute to a more culturally inclusive learning environment, help advance social equity and improve retention of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
MUCN's Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Between Fall 2017 and Fall 2022, the percentage of undergraduate students of color in the College of Nursing increased from 20.5% to 27.8%. This happened while the undergraduate population increased by almost 15 percent from 581 to 666.
The increase in diversity is even sharper in our graduate school, which is now comprised of 25.3% students of color, up from 11.4% in Fall 2017. Our graduate population in 2022 is more than 50 percent higher than it is was five years prior.
We are committed to creating opportunities for diverse students in our college, as well as to fostering an environment where all can thrive.