Diversity Makes a Difference
It is likely you've heard that diversity is critical to the college experience, but what do we mean when we discuss the topic of diversity?
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.
How does this translate to the college experience?
Students who say that diversity in college 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.
The university years provide a unique opportunity for students to have direct exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a college administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different perspectives and ideas in meaningful and positive ways.
Learn About Diversity at MSOE, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Country.
Average Diversity at This School
We come up with a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, ethnic, age, geographic and gender diversity.
Milwaukee School of Engineering sits at an average ranking when it comes to overall diversity at #1,746 in the nation.
Ethnic Diversity is About Average
Ethnically diverse college campuses allow students to get to know and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,925 in the country.
Explore MSOE Ethnic Diversity
If the data is available, the following chart will show MSOE undergraduate student diversity.
MSOE's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
The faculty's ethnic diversity is on par with the national average.
Low Balance of Male and Female Students
If you're seeking an institution with an equal amount of male and female students, this may not be the choice for you.
At Milwaukee School of Engineering, the disparity between men and women on campus is higher than the national average. The undergraduate student body at MSOE is mostly male.
This institution is ranked at #2,158 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,998 males and 683 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at MSOE
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among MSOE's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Milwaukee School of Engineering is higher than the national average.
Where available, the chart below includes the male to female distribution among MSOE's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at MSOE is above average.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
Are you seeking a college that attracts students from all across the U.S., or would you prefer a local college that mostly pulls students from within your home state?
To create the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they were admitted.
About 67.2% of the students attending Milwaukee School of Engineering come from within Wisconsin. This makes MSOE an average school when it comes to this factor and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #824.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at MSOE
There is a relatively large community of about 364 international students at Milwaukee School of Engineering representing at least 21 countries. To learn more, see the MSOE International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
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, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Milwaukee School of Engineering, 62.2% of students are in the age 18 to 22 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank MSOE #2,189 in the nation for student age diversity.
MSOE Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of MSOE undergraduates with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- How is MSOE doing at attracting students from all economic backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the income levels of their students. To get a better idea of how MSOE is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to MSOE?
Call the school to learn about what they are doing to improve diversity, and what student groups, associations and clubs are present that encourage varied perspectives on campus.