Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score 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 Columbia College, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
The Diversity Here is Normal
We come up with an overall diversity grade for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Columbia College is thought to be about average in overall diversity, and is ranked #2,497 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is About Average
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to meet and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Columbia College is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #2,364 in the nation.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Columbia College
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Columbia College if it is available.
Columbia College's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Columbia College Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Columbia College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Columbia College is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #742 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,116 males and 1,380 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Columbia College
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Columbia College's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Columbia College is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Columbia College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Columbia College is excellent.
Popular School in One State
This school seems to only be popular among students from one state. Is it the right choice for you?
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by factoring in where matriculated undergraduates came from before they attended college.
A vast majority of undergraduates attending Columbia College come from within California. This places Columbia College's level of location diversity far below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #3,081.
The Amount of International Students at Columbia College
We had hoped to tell you more about the international students on campus, but this data is not available.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some college students 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 Columbia College, 38.8% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Columbia College #174 in the nation for student age diversity.
Columbia College Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Columbia College students with the following chart.
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". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of people, traditions, cultures and ideas. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are looking for are opportunities to express themselves and find community with others who believe the same way, as well as opportunities to learn from those from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Is Columbia College supporting and attracting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Columbia College supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Columbia College?
Diversity can be encouraged 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 interactions between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and helps bring about positive connections.
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