Why Diversity is Valuable
It's likely you have heard that diversity is important to the full university experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Largely speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them.
So, what are we striving for when we want to realize more diversity in college?
Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Bay Path, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School is Lacking When it Comes to Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we look at the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, Bay Path College is ranked #2,130 in the nation.
Ranked High in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #838 for ethnic diversity means Bay Path College is above average nationally.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bay Path
When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Bay Path.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Do you prefer a campus with an equal mix of males to females?
At Bay Path College, the male to female student ratio is far below the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is majority female.
This college is ranked at #2,567 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 0 males and 1,584 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bay Path
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bay Path's faculty, as well as students.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts 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 took into account where every student resided before they attended college.
About 49.6% of the students attending Bay Path College come from within Massachusetts. This places Bay Path at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,042.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
What is the Age of 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?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bay Path College, 19.0% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bay Path #173 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bay Path
Analyze the age range of Bay Path undergraduates with the following bar chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bay Path attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Bay Path supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bay Path?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of clubs and support groups are offered to promote varied perspectives.