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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Drury University, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
The Diversity Here is Average
We come up with a total diversity grade for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Drury University is considered to be pretty typical in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,408 nationwide.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many young people value the chance to meet and learn from peers from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Drury University is ranked #2,045 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is below the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Drury University
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Drury University when it is available.
Drury University's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Drury University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Drury University is mostly female.
This university is ranked at #1,031 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,283 males and 1,996 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Drury University
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drury University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Drury University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among Drury University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Drury University is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Are you seeking a college that attracts 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 lived before they were admitted.
About 83.7% of the students attending Drury University come from within Missouri. This puts Drury University's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,107.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 21 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Drury University
There is a medium sized community of about 184 international students at Drury University representing at least 34 countries. Go to the Drury University International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some learners 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. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At Drury University, 29.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Drury University #629 in the nation for student age diversity.
Drury University Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Drury 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 individuals of different ethnicities, races, cultures, beliefs and economic backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are actually 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 Drury University attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise 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 Drury University supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Drury University?
Diversity can be encouraged by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.