Why Diversity is Important
What do we mean when we refer to 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 peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who state that diversity in college 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, classes, and religions.
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
Learn About Diversity at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Brown Mackie College - Merrillville Overall Diversity Not Known
We were not able to calculate the measures of diversity we needed for Brown Mackie College - Merrillville to come up with a ranking.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
Brown Mackie College - Merrillville is ranked #817 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is above the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville
If the data is present, the following chart will show Brown Mackie College - Merrillville undergraduate student diversity.
Brown Mackie College - Merrillville ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic diversity of the faculty is above average.
College is Heavily Dominated by One Sex
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Brown Mackie College - Merrillville, the disparity between men and women on campus is much higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #2,133 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 37 males and 141 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Brown Mackie College - Merrillville's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville is poor compared to the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Brown Mackie College - Merrillville's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville is on par with national averages.
Geographic Diversity Unknown
Some students prefer a school that mostly represents students from within their own state, while some may be searching for schools that recruit and attract students from all over the country and the globe. Which is right for you?
For most of the colleges within our database, we were able to determine the geographic diversity by looking at where matriculated students lived before attending college.
But unfortunately, we were not able to get the data to find out Brown Mackie College - Merrillville's geographic diversity score.
International Student Diversity at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville
We wanted to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. However, this college appears to attract a majority of older students. At Brown Mackie College - Merrillville, 37.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Brown Mackie College - Merrillville #448 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Brown Mackie College - Merrillville
Analyze the age distribution of Brown Mackie College - Merrillville students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Brown Mackie College - Merrillville doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with 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 Brown Mackie College - Merrillville supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Brown Mackie College - Merrillville?
Contact the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.