Why Diversity is Important
It is quite possible you have heard that diversity is critical to the full college experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
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.
How does this translate to the college experience?
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.
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Appalachian Bible College, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is About Average
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Appalachian Bible College is about average with a ranking of #1,296.
Very Low Ethnic Diversity
Looking for diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appalachian Bible College is ranked #2,472 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Appalachian Bible College
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Appalachian Bible College.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Appalachian Bible College, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #276 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 170 males and 125 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Appalachian Bible College
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Appalachian Bible College's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is High
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to come up with the geographic diversity ranking.
About 38.2% of the students attending Appalachian Bible College come from within West Virginia. This puts Appalachian Bible College's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #640.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Appalachian Bible College
There is a relatively small community of about 1 international students at Appalachian Bible College representing 2 countries. For all the details, go to the Appalachian Bible College International Student Page.
Age Diversity Unknown
Some students may opt to be surrounded by students who are the same age, while others seek perspectives from other age groups.
The traditional college student ranges in age from 18 to 22. For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the age range of the undergraduate student body. However, we were not able to do so for Appalachian Bible College, as the information is not available.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Appalachian Bible College doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Appalachian Bible College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Appalachian Bible College?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are offered to encourage varied perspectives.