Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students alike. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score 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 Eckerd, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by adding up results of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Considered above average in terms of total diversity, Eckerd College is ranked #511 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
With a student body composition that is close to the national average, Eckerd College is ranked #1,689 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Eckerd Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display Eckerd undergraduate student diversity.
Eckerd's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male-to-Female Ratio Below Average
If you're seeking a school with an equal mix of male and female students, this may not be the choice for you.
At Eckerd College, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Eckerd is predominantly female.
This college is ranked at #1,586 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 694 males and 1,343 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Eckerd
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Eckerd's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Eckerd College is higher than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Eckerd's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Eckerd is excellent.
Campus Filled with Students From All Over the U.S.
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 attended college.
About 17.5% of the students attending Eckerd College come from within Florida. This puts Eckerd's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #86.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 43 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Eckerd
There is a mid sized group of about 90 international students at Eckerd College representing at least 28 countries. Go to the Eckerd International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Eckerd College, 77.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Eckerd #2,273 in the nation for student age diversity.
Eckerd Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Eckerd students with the following chart.
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 people, traditions, cultures and ideas. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, in addition to inspiring creativity and innovation.
- Is Eckerd attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Eckerd supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Eckerd?
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange differing perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.