Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. 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.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Indiana State University, Including how Similar This School is to Others in the Country.
Very Good Diversity Overall
The total diversity grade is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Indiana State University is thought to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #859 nationwide.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse schools allow students to get to know and study with 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, Indiana State University is ranked #1,269 when it comes to ethnic diversity.
Explore Indiana State University Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Indiana State University.
Indiana State University's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Average racial representation in the faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Fair
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At Indiana State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Indiana State University is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #550 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 5,240 males and 6,343 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Indiana State University
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Indiana State University's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Indiana State University is lower than the national average.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Indiana State University's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Indiana State University is above average.
Geographic Diversity is Normal
Are you seeking a college that recruits students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student lived before they were admitted.
About 86.0% of the students attending Indiana State University come from within Indiana. This places Indiana State University at the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,251.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 25 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Indiana State University
There is a medium sized community of about 693 international students at Indiana State University representing at least 36 countries. Go to the Indiana State University International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Indiana State University, 53.7% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Indiana State University #1,131 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Indiana State University
Analyze the age distribution of Indiana State University students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is Indiana 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 Indiana State University is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Indiana State University?
The college years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other backgrounds and cultures. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in positive and meaningful ways.