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?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial connections between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Albany State, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
This School is Below Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
To get the total diversity ranking, we look at the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Unfortunately when it comes to overall diversity Albany State University is ranked #1,846 and is below average.
Below Average in Ethnic Diversity
Many college students value the opportunity to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Albany State University is ranked #2,238 in the United States.
Keep in mind, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Albany State Ethnic Diversity
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Albany State when it is available.
Albany State's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male-to-Female Ratio Below Average
If you're seeking a college with an equal mix of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Albany State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Albany State is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,668 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 889 males and 1,705 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Albany State
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Albany State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Albany State University is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Albany State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Albany State is above average.
Average Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they attended college.
About 87.6% of the students attending Albany State University come from within Georgia. This makes Albany State an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,398.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Albany State
There is a small community of about 17 international students at Albany State University representing 7 countries. To see more, check out the Albany State International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Albany State University, 49.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Albany State #827 in the nation for student age diversity.
Albany State Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Albany State students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Albany State doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Albany State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Albany State?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are around to promote diverse perspectives.