Diversity in College is Important
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 peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by actively recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups, but are also encouraging an environment where there is meaningful interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Barton College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Barton College is about average ranked at #1,208.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the ability to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Barton College is ranked #757 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Barton College
If the data is present, the following chart will show Barton College undergraduate student diversity.
Barton College ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution with an equal amount of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Barton College, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Barton College is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,858 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 298 males and 690 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Barton College
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Barton College's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Barton College is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Barton College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Barton College is excellent.
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.
About 77.0% of the students attending Barton College come from within North Carolina. This places Barton College at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #980.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 20 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Barton College
There is a medium sized community of about 40 international students at Barton College representing at least 13 countries. Check out the Barton College International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Barton College, 61.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Barton College #1,420 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Barton College
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Barton College.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Barton College doing at supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Barton College supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Barton College?
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 varied perspectives on campus.