Why Diversity Should Matter to You
It is quite possible you've heard that diversity is critical to the total college experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
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 #1,275 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 #211 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national 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.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a school with an equal balance of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Bay State College, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bay State College is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,929 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 251 males and 638 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.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bay State College is higher than 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.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
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 come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 84.5% of the students attending Bay State College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Bay State College's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,435.
Presence of International Students at Bay State College
There is a medium sized community of about 22 international students at Bay State College representing at least 18 countries. Check out the Bay State College International Student Page for more information.
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 18-21. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Bay State College, 37.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bay State College #920 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bay State College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Bay State College.
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.