Why Diversity is Important
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at American Institute of Business, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, AIB College of Business is ranked #1,077 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, AIB College of Business is ranked #1,822 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at American Institute of Business
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at American Institute of Business when it is available.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At AIB College of Business, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #627 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 158 males and 190 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at American Institute of Business
When available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among American Institute of Business' faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 85.1% of the students attending AIB College of Business come from within Iowa. This makes American Institute of Business an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,269.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 12 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At AIB College of Business, 33.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank American Institute of Business #1,804 in the nation for student age diversity.
American Institute of Business Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at American Institute of Business.
Questions About Diversity
- How is American Institute of Business doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how American Institute of Business is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to American Institute of Business?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are offered that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.