Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at BLC, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #1,112 nationwide, Bethany Lutheran College is above average in overall diversity.
Below Average in Racial Diversity
Many learners value the chance to meet and learn from peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Bethany Lutheran College is ranked #2,104 in the United States.
Explore BLC Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at BLC when it is available.
BLC's racial diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at BLC is not racially diverse.
Balanced Gender Ratio
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 Bethany Lutheran College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at BLC is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #255 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 303 males and 348 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at BLC
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BLC's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at BLC is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among BLC's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at BLC is on par with national averages.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 69.2% of the students attending Bethany Lutheran College come from within Minnesota. This makes BLC an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #889.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at BLC
There is a medium sized community of about 33 international students at Bethany Lutheran College representing at least 12 countries. Go to the BLC International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer 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. At Bethany Lutheran College, 72.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank BLC #2,303 in the nation for student age diversity.
BLC Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at BLC.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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.
- How is BLC doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how BLC is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to BLC?
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also fostering an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.