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.
Get Started Learning About Diversity at Claflin, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Claflin Has Low Overall Diversity
To get the overall diversity ranking, we took the combination of ethnicity on campus, geographic origin of students, gender and age diversity.
Below average when it comes to overall diversity, Claflin University is ranked #2,821 in the country.
Very Low Racial Diversity
Looking for diverse perspectives to learn from and with? This school may not be the best choice.
Claflin University is ranked #3,504 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far below the national average.
However, this university is an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.
Explore Claflin Racial Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show Claflin undergraduate student diversity.
Claflin is not racially diverse.
The racial diversity of the faculty is excellent.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking a college with an equal number of male and female students, this is not the choice for you.
At Claflin University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Claflin is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #2,710 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 657 males and 1,423 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Claflin
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Claflin's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Claflin University is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Claflin's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Claflin 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 create the geographic diversity for each school, we looked at where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 84.6% of the students attending Claflin University come from within South Carolina. This places Claflin at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,391.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Claflin
There is a relatively small community of about 43 international students at Claflin University representing 13 countries. To see more, check out the Claflin International Student Page.
What is the Age of Everyone at This School?
Some 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?
The typical student is between the ages of 18-21. At Claflin University, 69.9% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Claflin #3,330 in the nation for student age diversity.
Claflin Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Claflin.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about 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, cultures and ideas. Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide 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.
- How is Claflin doing at supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how Claflin is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Claflin?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to encourage meaningful interaction between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
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