Diversity Makes a Difference
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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?
Students who say that diversity in school 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, classes, and religions.
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 #1,636.
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 #2,263, 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 display the diversity of undergraduate students at Alcorn State if it is available.
Alcorn State is not ethnically diverse.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male-to-Female Ratio Below Average
If you're seeking an institution with an equal number of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Alcorn State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Alcorn State is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,557 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,026 males and 1,799 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Alcorn State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alcorn State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Alcorn State University is higher than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Alcorn State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Alcorn State is above average.
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 61.2% of the students attending Alcorn State University come from within Mississippi. Alcorn State's rating of #674 makes it above average in this factor.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 24 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 114 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" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Alcorn State University, 50.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Alcorn State #1,036 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Alcorn State
Analyze the age range of Alcorn State students with the following 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.