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 Jackson College, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the United States.
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.
Nothing too out of the ordinary, Jackson College is about average with a ranking of #1,628.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Jackson College is ranked #1,442 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Explore Racial Diversity at Jackson College
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Jackson College.
Jackson College's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Comparable to National Averages When it Comes to Balance of Male and Female Students
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Jackson College, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Jackson College is mostly female.
This college is ranked at #1,233 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,896 males and 2,902 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Jackson College
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Jackson College's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Jackson College is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Jackson College's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Jackson College is above average.
Below Average Geographic Diversity
Do you want a local school that attracts local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where accepted students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending Jackson College come from within Michigan. This puts Jackson College's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,856.
Presence of International Students at Jackson College
There is a relatively small community of about 5 international students at Jackson College representing -1 countries. For all the details, go to the Jackson College International Student Page.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix 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 Jackson College, 44.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Jackson College #439 in the nation for student age diversity.
Jackson College Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Jackson College.
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 systems and cultures that come with them. 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.
- How is Jackson College doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic and geographic diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how Jackson College is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Jackson College?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage varied perspectives on campus.