Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. 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 Ferris, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
The Diversity Here is About Average
We come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school by looking at racial, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Ferris State University sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,162 nationwide.
Average Representation of Different Races
Racially diverse colleges 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, Ferris State University is ranked #1,737 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Ferris Racial Demographics
The chart below will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Ferris if it is available.
Ferris' racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Ferris State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Ferris is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #150 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,939 males and 6,573 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Ferris
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Ferris' undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Ferris is excellent.
When available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Ferris' faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Ferris is excellent.
School Tends to Represent Students From Its Home State
Would you prefer a local college that recruits students from within Michigan? This could be a good choice for you.
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Over 90% of the students attending Ferris State University come from within Michigan. This means Ferris is below average in geographic diversity with a ranking of #1,552.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 17 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Ferris
There is a mid sized group of about 298 international students at Ferris State University representing at least 38 countries. Check out the Ferris International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Ferris State University, 49.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Ferris #977 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Ferris
Analyze the age range of Ferris students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to 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 people, traditions, cultures and ideas. Students who express that diversity in school 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 Ferris doing at supporting and attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Even a school with great ethnic, racial and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the economic backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Ferris is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Ferris?
In order to achieve the most benefit from diversity on campus, seek out schools 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.