Why Diversity is Important
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. 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 systems and cultures that come with them.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativeness and innovation.
Diversity can be promoted 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 students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Austin College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the United States.
Overall Diversity is Great
We combine elements of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity to create a total diversity ranking for every school.
Quite diverse across all factors, Austin College is ranked #403 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and learn from with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Austin College is ranked #510 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Austin College
This chart will also display the diversity of faculty at Austin College if it is available.
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 Austin College, 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 college is ranked at #211 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 618 males and 660 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Austin College
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Austin College's faculty, as well as students.
Normal Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Austin College come from within Texas. This places Austin College at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,274.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Austin College, 90.9% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Austin College #1,490 in the nation for student age diversity.
Austin College Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Austin College undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Austin College doing at supporting students from all income levels?
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 Austin College supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Austin College?
Call the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.