How is Diversity Important to You?
It is likely you have heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
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 diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
The college 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 ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Learn About Diversity at AIU Houston, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
American InterContinental University - Houston is considered to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,655 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,062 for ethnic diversity means American InterContinental University - Houston is above average nationally.
Explore AIU Houston Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the chart will also show AIU Houston faculty diversity.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At American InterContinental University - Houston, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,607 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 156 males and 274 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at AIU Houston
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among AIU Houston's faculty, as well as students.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that attracts local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've arrived at the location diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending American InterContinental University - Houston come from within Texas. This puts AIU Houston's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,929.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 2 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At American InterContinental University - Houston, 13.1% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank AIU Houston #360 in the nation for student age diversity.
AIU Houston Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at AIU Houston.
Questions About Diversity
- Is AIU Houston supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how AIU Houston supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to AIU Houston?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to stimulate diverse perspectives.