Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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 Columbus State University, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Columbus State University is ranked #1,431 nationwide.
Ranked Well for Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse colleges offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are unique from their own.
A ranking of #1,375 for ethnic diversity means Columbus State University is above average nationally.
Explore Columbus State University Racial Diversity
If the data is present, the following chart will show Columbus State University undergraduate student diversity.
Columbus State University ranks above average in racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Gender Ratio Could Improve
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Columbus State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Columbus State University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,595 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,680 males and 3,960 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Columbus State University
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Columbus State University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Columbus State University is on par with the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Columbus State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Columbus State University is excellent.
Normal Location Diversity
Are you seeking a college that recruits 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 factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Columbus State University come from within Georgia. This places Columbus State University at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,930.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 11 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Columbus State University
There is a relatively small community of about 139 international students at Columbus State University representing 28 countries. For all the details, go to the Columbus State University International Student Page.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Columbus State University, 40.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Columbus State University #473 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Columbus State University
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Columbus State University.
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, beliefs and economic backgrounds. Students who say that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- How is Columbus State University doing at attracting 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 Columbus State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Columbus State University?
Contact the school to understand what they are doing to inspire diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are offered that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.
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