Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
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?
When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually seeking 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 promoted 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 encourage meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at Bay State College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
The Diversity Here is Average
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bay State College is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,150 nationwide.
Ethnic Diversity Here is Very Good
This highly diverse school may be a great place for young students to get to know other students who come from different cultures and backgrounds.
Bay State College is ranked #298 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bay State College
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bay State College when it is available.
Bay State College boasts excellent ethnic diversity.
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the faculty at Bay State College.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Bay State College, the male to female student ratio is comparable to the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,845 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 352 males and 717 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bay State College
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bay State College's undergraduate students.
Bay State College's male to female ratio is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bay State College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bay State College is above average.
School Tends to Attract Students From Its Home State
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls students from within Massachusetts? This could be a good option for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they were admitted.
About 87.4% of the students attending Bay State College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Bay State College's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,514.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you rather have a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-22. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bay State College, 31.1% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bay State College #1,048 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bay State College Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Bay State College undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bay State College doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Bay State College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bay State College?
Contact the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are available that encourage diverse perspectives on campus.