Why Diversity Should Matter to You
What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who express 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 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 promote substantial interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Blackburn, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Blackburn College is about average ranked at #1,396.
Lacking When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many college students value the opportunity to meet and learn from peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Blackburn College is ranked #2,006 in the nation.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Blackburn
If the data is present, the following chart will display Blackburn undergraduate student diversity.
Blackburn's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Blackburn is not ethnically diverse.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Blackburn College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Blackburn is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #578 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 268 males and 317 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Blackburn
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Blackburn's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Blackburn College is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Blackburn's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Blackburn is excellent.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within Illinois? This could be a good choice for you.
We've determined the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 89.9% of the students attending Blackburn College come from within Illinois. This means Blackburn is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,572.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 8 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Blackburn
There is a very small community of international students at Blackburn College representing 2 countries. For all the details, go to the Blackburn International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some students 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 18-22. At Blackburn College, 70.8% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Blackburn #2,683 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Blackburn
Analyze the age range of Blackburn undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Blackburn attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Blackburn supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Blackburn?
What are you trying to find in regards to college diversity? Speak to the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to encourage varied perspectives.