Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are seeking 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.
The university years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a university administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing ideas and perspectives in meaningful and positive ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Alcorn State, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Normal Diversity at This School
We calculated an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, Alcorn State University is about average with a ranking of #1,694.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
Seeking diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #2,493, Alcorn State University is well below average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of educating and serving the black community.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Alcorn State
The chart below will also display the diversity of faculty at Alcorn State if it is available.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Would you prefer an equal balance of males and females on campus?
At Alcorn State University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,650 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,046 males and 1,865 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Alcorn State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alcorn State's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Above Average
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 looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity grade.
About 62.1% of the students attending Alcorn State University come from within Mississippi. Alcorn State's rating of #640 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 26 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Alcorn State
There is a mid sized group of about 97 international students at Alcorn State University representing at least 14 countries. Check out the Alcorn State International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners 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?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-22. At Alcorn State University, 49.4% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alcorn State #1,181 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Alcorn State
Analyze the age range of Alcorn State undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Alcorn State supporting and attracting learners from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Alcorn State supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Alcorn State?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diverse points of views on campus.