Diversity Makes a Difference
It's quite possible you've heard that diversity is important to the total university experience, but what do we mean when we speak about diversity?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of individuals of different ethnicities, cultures, races, religions and financial backgrounds.
How does this translate to the university experience?
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 varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
Diversity can be promoted 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 encourage substantial connections between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Bowie State University, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Lower Than Normal
To get the total diversity ranking, we look at the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Bowie State University is below average when it comes to overall diversity, and is ranked #1,797 countrywide.
Low Ethnic Diversity
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from other students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be difficult at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Bowie State University is ranked #2,121 in the country.
Keep in mind, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bowie State University
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Bowie State University when it is available.
Bowie State University's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Male/Female Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Bowie State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bowie State University is predominantly female.
This university is ranked at #1,440 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,792 males and 2,919 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bowie State University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bowie State University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Bowie State University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Bowie State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bowie State University is above average.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Would you prefer a local college that attracts students from within Maryland? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Bowie State University come from within Maryland. This means Bowie State University is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,732.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 12 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bowie State University
There is a mid sized group of about 207 international students at Bowie State University representing at least 13 countries. Click on the Bowie State University International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity 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?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Bowie State University, 37.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bowie State University #727 in the nation for student age diversity.
Bowie State University Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Bowie State University students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- Is Bowie State University attracting and supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Bowie State University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Bowie State University?
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 offered to encourage unique perspectives.