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.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Columbia Southern University, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity to come up with a total diversity ranking for every school.
Ranked #202 in the nation, Columbia Southern University is considered extremely diverse.
This School is Considered Greater Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,553 for ethnic diversity means Columbia Southern University is above average nationally.
Explore Columbia Southern University Racial Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show Columbia Southern University undergraduate student diversity.
Columbia Southern University ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Columbia Southern University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Columbia Southern University is mostly male.
This university is ranked at #2,150 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 9,610 males and 5,635 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Columbia Southern University
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Columbia Southern University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Columbia Southern University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Columbia Southern University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Columbia Southern University is above average.
Excellent Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they came to this school.
Less than 10% of the students attending Columbia Southern University come from within Alabama. This puts Columbia Southern University's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #65.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Columbia Southern University
There is a relatively small community of about 18 international students at Columbia Southern University representing -1 countries. To see more, check out the Columbia Southern University 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 "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Columbia Southern University, 1.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Columbia Southern University #2,613 in the nation for student age diversity.
Columbia Southern University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Columbia Southern University.
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". We use it today to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Columbia Southern University doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Columbia Southern University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Columbia Southern University?
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 foster meaningful interactions between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and encourages positive connections.
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