"...[E]ducation is enhanced by extensive and meaningful informal interracial interaction, which depends on the presence of significantly diverse student bodies."
Gurin, Patricia, Eric L. Dey, Sylvia Hurtado, and Gerald Gurin. "Diversity and Higher Education: Theory and Impact on Educational Outcomes." Harvard Educational Review 72, no. 3 (Fall, 2002): 330-366. http://proxy.lib.umich.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/212287515?accountid=14667.
"...[T]he benefits of structural diversity persist beyond the college experience into the post-college years. Attending a structurally diverse college can lead to the type of experiences that foster a stronger pluralistic orientation. ...[F]indings suggest that ethnic and racial diversity in higher education serves to promote growth in whites' cross-cultural workforce competencies, as defined by both pluralistic orientation and leadership skills. The results provide support for the long-term benefits of structural diversity..."
Jayakumar, Uma M. "Can Higher Education Meet the Needs of an Increasingly Diverse and Global Society? Campus Diversity and Cross-Cultural Workforce Competencies." Harvard Educational Review 78, no. 4 (Winter, 2008): 615-651,706. http://proxy.lib.umich.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/212283037?accountid=14667.