Diversity in College is Important
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the full college experience, but what do we mean when we talk about diversity?
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.
With all of this in mind, what does 'diversity in college' mean?
Students who state 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, classes, and religions.
In order to achieve the most benefit from a diverse campus, seek out institutions that are not only promoting diversity by recruiting students and hiring faculty from minority groups actively, but are also encouraging an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.
Learn About Diversity at Dakota State University, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
The Diversity Here is About Average
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Nothing abnormal, Dakota State University is about average ranked at #1,345.
Below Average When It Comes to Ethnic Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from others from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Dakota State University is ranked #2,106 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Ethnic Diversity at Dakota State University
If the data is available, the following chart will show Dakota State University undergraduate student diversity.
Dakota State University's ethnic diversity is below the national average.
If the data is available, the following chart will also show Dakota State University faculty diversity.
The faculty at Dakota State University is not ethnically diverse.
Male to Female Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Dakota State University, the male to female student ratio is above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,543 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,558 males and 1,262 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Dakota State University
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Dakota State University's undergraduate students.
Dakota State University's male to female ratio is better than the national average.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female ratio among Dakota State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Dakota State University is excellent.
High Location Diversity
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We looked at where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity rank.
About 67.4% of the students attending Dakota State University come from within South Dakota. Dakota State University's rating of #734 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Dakota State University
There is a medium sized community of about 116 international students at Dakota State University representing at least 15 countries. Check out the Dakota State University International Student Page for more information.
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?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Dakota State University, 45.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Dakota State University #632 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Dakota State University
The chart below displays the age range of the undergraduate student body at Dakota State University.
Questions About Diversity
- How is Dakota State University doing at supporting and 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 Dakota State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Dakota State University?
What are you interested in when it comes to college diversity? Get in touch with the school to see what kind of support groups and clubs are around to encourage varied perspectives.