Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. What does it mean to you?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually looking for 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.
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Arkansas Tech University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
About Average in Overall Diversity
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Arkansas Tech University is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,382 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity is Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Arkansas Tech University is pretty normal when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,708 in the country.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Arkansas Tech University
When available, the chart below explores ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Arkansas Tech University.
Arkansas Tech University's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Arkansas Tech University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Arkansas Tech University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #654 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,074 males and 6,117 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Arkansas Tech University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Arkansas Tech University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Arkansas Tech University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Arkansas Tech University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Arkansas Tech University is above average.
School Tends to Attract Students From Its Home State
Do you want a local school that attracts local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Arkansas Tech University come from within Arkansas. This puts Arkansas Tech University's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,752.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Arkansas Tech University
There is a medium sized community of about 484 international students at Arkansas Tech University representing at least 26 countries. Go to the Arkansas Tech University International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Arkansas Tech University, 43.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Arkansas Tech University #643 in the nation for student age diversity.
Arkansas Tech University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Arkansas Tech University.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Arkansas Tech University supporting and attracting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Arkansas Tech University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Arkansas Tech University?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.