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 individuals 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 a college campus, what they are 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.
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also promoting an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Baker, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of ethnic, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #922 nationwide, Baker University is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Typical in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically diverse colleges allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Baker University is ranked #1,519 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a composition that is similar to the national average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Baker
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Baker.
Baker's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At Baker University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Baker is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #866 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 753 males and 966 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Baker
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Baker's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Baker University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Baker's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Baker is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
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 create the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they attended college.
About 74.4% of the students attending Baker University come from within Kansas. This puts Baker's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,088.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Baker
There is a small community of about 27 international students at Baker University representing -1 countries. To see more, check out the Baker International Student Page.
Age Diversity on Campus
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
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 Baker University, 28.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Baker #47 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Baker
Analyze the age range of Baker students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Baker attracting and supporting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Baker supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Baker?
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 varied points of views on campus.