Why Diversity is Valuable
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 people, traditions, ideas and cultures.
So, what are we striving for when we want to see more diversity in college?
Students who say that diversity in school 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, religions, and classes.
Diversity can be promoted by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to nurture students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote 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 Bennett College, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
Not Very Diverse
The Overall Diversity grade is created by adding up the results of geographic, ethnic, gender and age diversity.
Bennett College for Women is not a very diverse school, ranked #2,162 in the country.
Extremely Low Ethnic Diversity
Seeking diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Appearing near the bottom of our ranking for ethnic diversity with a ranking of #2,274, Bennett College for Women is well below average.
However, this college is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Bennett College
If the data is present, the following chart will display Bennett College undergraduate student diversity.
Bennett College is not ethnically diverse.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
This School is Heavily Dominated by One Gender
Do you prefer a college campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Bennett College for Women, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bennett College is majority female.
This college is ranked at #2,448 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4 males and 470 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Bennett College
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bennett College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bennett College is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bennett College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bennett College is below national averages.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
Would you prefer a college that recruits students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student resided before they attended college.
About 57.6% of the students attending Bennett College for Women come from within North Carolina. This places Bennett College at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #810.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Bennett College
We had hoped to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bennett College for Women, 90.3% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bennett College #2,427 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Bennett College
Analyze the age range of Bennett College students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Bennett College doing at attracting and supporting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Bennett College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bennett College?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to encourage varied perspectives.