Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both college admissions officers and students 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.
Learn About Diversity at Dakota State University, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
Above Average Diversity Overall
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of overall diversity, Dakota State University is ranked #1,767 nationwide.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial 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 #3,058 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial 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 racial diversity is below the national average.
The faculty at Dakota State University is not racially diverse.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution with an equal mix of male and female students, this isn't the choice for you.
At Dakota State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Dakota State University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #2,456 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,769 males and 1,224 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.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Dakota State University is higher 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 60.7% of the students attending Dakota State University come from within South Dakota. Dakota State University's rating of #608 puts it above the national average.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 28 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 102 international students at Dakota State University representing at least 21 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, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Dakota State University, 45.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Dakota State University #1,207 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 student body at Dakota State 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". Today we use it to describe an amalgamation of peoples, traditions, cultures and ideas. 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.
- 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.
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