Why Diversity Should Matter to You
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixture of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas.
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 ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
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 promote meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Benedict College, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Normal Diversity at This School
We calculated a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Benedict College is considered to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,412 nationwide.
Very Low Ethnic Diversity
It may be difficult for college students to meet and learn from students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds at this school.
Benedict College is ranked #2,570 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
However, this college is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Benedict College
When available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Benedict College.
Benedict College is not ethnically diverse.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Benedict College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Benedict College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #207 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,270 males and 1,195 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Benedict College
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Benedict College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Benedict College is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Benedict College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Benedict College is above average.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending in order to come up with the geographic diversity rank.
About 52.1% of the students attending Benedict College come from within South Carolina. This puts Benedict College's level of geographic diversity above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #633.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Benedict College
We wanted to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Benedict College, 65.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Benedict College #2,601 in the nation for student age diversity.
Benedict College Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Benedict College students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Benedict College doing at supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Benedict College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Benedict College?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to inspire diverse perspectives.