Why Diversity Matters
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 Central Michigan, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #1,303 nationwide, Central Michigan University is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Central Michigan University is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #2,555 in the country.
Explore Central Michigan Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Central Michigan when it is available.
Central Michigan's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Central Michigan University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Central Michigan is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,275 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 6,941 males and 9,446 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Central Michigan
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Central Michigan's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Central Michigan University is lower than the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Central Michigan's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Central Michigan is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student resided before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Central Michigan University come from within Michigan. This makes Central Michigan an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,182.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Central Michigan
There is a medium sized community of about 784 international students at Central Michigan University representing at least 39 countries. Go to the Central Michigan International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Central Michigan University, 54.2% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Central Michigan #2,262 in the nation for student age diversity.
Central Michigan Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Central Michigan students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, which is simply defined as "variety", what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, races, cultures, religions and economic backgrounds. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the diverse workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires innovation and creativity.
- Is Central Michigan supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Central Michigan is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Central Michigan?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.
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