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 #1,080 nationwide.
Fairly Normal in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Ashland University is ranked #1,785 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Ashland
If the data is present, the following chart will display Ashland undergraduate student diversity.
Ashland's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
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 disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Ashland is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #101 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,492 males and 2,322 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Ashland
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Ashland's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Ashland is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Ashland's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Ashland is above average.
Normal Location Diversity
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Ashland University come from within Ohio. This places Ashland at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,432.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Ashland
There is a mid sized group of about 311 international students at Ashland University representing at least -1 countries. Check out the Ashland International Student Page for more information.
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?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Ashland University, 31.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ashland #116 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Ashland
Analyze the age range of Ashland students with the following 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.