Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Bethel University Minnesota, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
The Diversity Here is Average
We come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Bethel University Minnesota is thought to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,288 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Bethel University Minnesota is ranked #1,655 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is close to the national average.
Bethel University Minnesota Racial Demographics
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bethel University Minnesota if it is available.
Bethel University Minnesota's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial 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 equal numbers of men and women.
At Bethel University Minnesota, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bethel University Minnesota is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,339 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,101 males and 1,800 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bethel University Minnesota
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bethel University Minnesota's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bethel University Minnesota is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Bethel University Minnesota's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bethel University Minnesota is above average.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
About 79.5% of the students attending Bethel University Minnesota come from within Minnesota. This puts Bethel University Minnesota's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #992.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 23 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bethel University Minnesota
There is a small community of about 15 international students at Bethel University Minnesota representing -1 countries. To see more, check out the Bethel University Minnesota International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Bethel University Minnesota, 55.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bethel University Minnesota #763 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Bethel University Minnesota
Analyze the age range of Bethel University Minnesota students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". We use it today to describe a mixture of people, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who express that diversity in school 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, classes, and religions.
- Is Bethel University Minnesota supporting and attracting students from all backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Bethel University Minnesota supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bethel University Minnesota?
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.