Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
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 racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Ashland University is ranked #1,042 nationwide.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Ashland University is ranked #2,569 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Ashland Racial Demographics
If the data is present, the following chart will display Ashland undergraduate student diversity.
Ashland's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial 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 #146 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,646 males and 2,374 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 #1,448.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 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 407 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, 32.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ashland #98 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
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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. 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.
- 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?
Get in touch with the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage diversified points of views on campus.
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