Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you have heard that diversity is important to the full university 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 people, 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 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 backgrounds and cultures.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Ashland, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Ashland University is ranked #1,177 nationwide.
Substandard Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the opportunity to meet and learn from student-peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Ashland University is ranked #1,900 in the nation.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Ashland
If available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Ashland.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Ashland University, the male to female student ratio is far higher than the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #109 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,763 males and 2,005 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Ashland
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Ashland's faculty, as well as students.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within Ohio? This could be a good choice for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Ashland University come from within Ohio. This means Ashland is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,530.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some students 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?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Ashland University, 36.7% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ashland #63 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Ashland
Analyze the age range of Ashland undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Ashland attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Ashland supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Ashland?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are available to inspire diverse perspectives.