Why Diversity Matters
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.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Lyon, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The total diversity grade is created by combining the results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
Ranked #882 nationwide, Lyon College is above average in overall diversity.
Racial Diversity is Average
Racially diverse colleges allow students to meet and study with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
Lyon College is ranked #1,567 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body makeup that is similar to the national average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Lyon
If the data is available, the following chart will display Lyon undergraduate student diversity.
Lyon's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Good
Are you seeking a campus with a balanced blend of males to females?
At Lyon College, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Lyon is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #604 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 369 males and 303 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Lyon
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Lyon's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Lyon College is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Lyon's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Lyon is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from your home state?
In order to come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we took into account where every student lived before they attended college.
About 67.3% of the students attending Lyon College come from within Arkansas. This puts Lyon's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #976.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 13 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Lyon
There is a mid sized group of about 24 international students at Lyon College representing at least 12 countries. Go to the Lyon International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some learners 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 Lyon College, 85.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Lyon #2,538 in the nation for student age diversity.
Lyon Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age range of Lyon students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. When most students seek diversity on a college campus, what they are 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 cultures and backgrounds.
- How is Lyon doing at attracting students from all income levels?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Lyon supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to Lyon?
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 promoting an environment where there is confident interaction between different groups.