Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Largely 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 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 backgrounds and cultures.
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 connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Austin Peay State University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Austin Peay State University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #978 nationwide.
Campus is Above Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #936 for ethnic diversity means Austin Peay State University is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Austin Peay State University
If the data is available, the chart will also show Austin Peay State University faculty diversity.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Austin Peay State University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,209 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 3,769 males and 5,477 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Austin Peay State University
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Austin Peay State University's faculty, as well as students.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Are you seeking a college that attracts 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 Peay State University come from within Tennessee. This puts Austin Peay State University's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,334.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Austin Peay State University
There is a relatively small community of about 43 international students at Austin Peay State University representing 21 countries. For all the details, go to the Austin Peay State University International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-22. At Austin Peay State University, 42.5% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Austin Peay State University #345 in the nation for student age diversity.
Austin Peay State University Age Diversity Chart
The bar chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Austin Peay State University.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Austin Peay State University doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Austin Peay State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Austin Peay State University?
Get in touch with the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.