Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers 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 CCSU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
Above Average When it Comes to Overall Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Central Connecticut State University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #706 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the opportunity to study and learn from undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #729 for ethnic diversity means Central Connecticut State University is above average nationally.
Explore CCSU Racial Diversity
If available, the chart below explores racial diversity among the undergraduate students at CCSU.
CCSU ranks above average in racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Good Balance of Male and Female Students
If you desire a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Central Connecticut State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at CCSU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #352 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,076 males and 4,478 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at CCSU
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among CCSU's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at CCSU is excellent.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among CCSU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at CCSU is excellent.
School Tends to Attract Students From Its Home State
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've derived the location diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Central Connecticut State University come from within Connecticut. This puts CCSU's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,470.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 19 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at CCSU
There is a relatively small community of about 192 international students at Central Connecticut State University representing 32 countries. For all the details, go to the CCSU International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Central Connecticut State University, 45.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank CCSU #805 in the nation for student age diversity.
CCSU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at CCSU.
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 peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. 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 diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
- How is CCSU doing at supporting and attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how CCSU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to CCSU?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student clubs, groups and associations are available that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.