Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers 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 Truman State, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the U.S..
About Average in Overall Diversity
We calculated a total diversity ranking for every school by looking at racial, age, gender and geographic diversity.
Truman State University is considered to be middle of the pack in overall diversity, and is ranked #1,350 nationwide.
Below Average When It Comes to Racial Diversity
Many college students value the chance to meet and learn from others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, unfortunately, that may be hard to do at this school.
Below average when it comes to ethnic diversity, Truman State University is ranked #2,012 in the country.
Explore Racial Diversity at Truman State
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at Truman State when it is available.
Truman State's racial diversity is below the national average.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Male to Female Balance is On Par With National Averages
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equal numbers of men and women.
At Truman State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at Truman State is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,017 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 2,439 males and 3,459 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Truman State
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Truman State's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Truman State University is on par with the national average.
If available, the chart below includes the male to female percentage among Truman State's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Truman State is excellent.
Geographic Diversity is Typical
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 82.9% of the students attending Truman State University come from within Missouri. This puts Truman State's level of geographic diversity on par with the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,049.
Dive Into Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 26 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Truman State
There is a medium sized community of about 401 international students at Truman State University representing at least 33 countries. Check out the Truman State International Student Page for more information.
Age Diversity on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a mix of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At Truman State University, 74.6% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Truman State #2,433 in the nation for student age diversity.
Truman State Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of Truman State students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about 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. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are actually seeking 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.
- Is Truman State attracting and supporting students from all economic backgrounds?
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 Truman State is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Truman State?
Diversity can be promoted by the college in multiple ways. For one, institutions should be making an effort to hire a diverse faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to promote meaningful connections between people from differing backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from becoming isolated and promotes positive connections.