Diversity in College 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". Today we use it 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?
When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually 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 unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at ABTS Nashville, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Below Average
To get the overall diversity ranking, we took the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Unfortunately when it comes to overall diversity American Baptist College is ranked #2,137 and is below average.
Very Low Ethnic Diversity
It may be difficult for young people to meet and learn from student peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at this school.
American Baptist College is ranked #2,484 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
However, this college is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at ABTS Nashville
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at ABTS Nashville if it is available.
Male to Female Balance is Below Average
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At American Baptist College, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly male.
This college is ranked at #1,962 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 110 males and 47 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at ABTS Nashville
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among ABTS Nashville's faculty, as well as students.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that attracts students from within Tennessee? This could be a good choice for you.
We've determined the location diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they were admitted.
About 78.6% of the students attending American Baptist College come from within Tennessee. This puts ABTS Nashville's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,499.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 4 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At American Baptist College, 14.6% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank ABTS Nashville #124 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at ABTS Nashville
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at ABTS Nashville.
Questions About Diversity
- How is ABTS Nashville doing at supporting and attracting 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 ABTS Nashville is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to ABTS Nashville?
Call the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are offered that encourage varied perspectives on campus.