Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you've heard that diversity is important to the university experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different cultures and backgrounds.
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Alabama State, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is Normal
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Alabama State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,553 nationwide.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
Seeking diverse points of view to learn with and from? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #2,298, Alabama State University is well below average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Alabama State Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Alabama State if it is available.
Alabama State is not ethnically diverse.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male/Female Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Alabama State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alabama State is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,443 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,787 males and 2,940 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Alabama State
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Alabama State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Alabama State University is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Alabama State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alabama State is above average.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States? If so this may be a good option for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 57.7% of the students attending Alabama State University come from within Alabama. Alabama State's rating of #512 makes it above average in this factor.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Alabama State
There is a small community of about 91 international students at Alabama State University representing 15 countries. For all the details, go to the Alabama State International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Alabama State University, 61.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alabama State #1,889 in the nation for student age diversity.
Alabama State Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Alabama State students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Alabama State doing at supporting and attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with great racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Alabama State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alabama State?
Contact the school to learn about what they are doing to promote diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are present that encourage varied points of views on campus.