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.
Get Some Knowledge on Diversity at Mizzou, Including how This School Compares to Others in the U.S..
Overall Diversity is Good
The overall diversity ranking is created by combining the individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #523 nationwide, University of Missouri - Columbia is above average in overall diversity.
Fairly Typical in Racial Diversity
Racially diverse colleges allow students to get to know and learn with others from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. It also means the school is working to fairly represent and support all students.
University of Missouri - Columbia is pretty typical when it comes to ethnic diversity, being ranked at #1,694 in the country.
Explore Mizzou Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Mizzou.
Mizzou's representation of the races is on par with the national average.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Balanced Gender Ratio
If you desire a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At University of Missouri - Columbia, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Mizzou is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #219 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 11,442 males and 12,357 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at Mizzou
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Mizzou's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Mizzou is excellent.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among Mizzou's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Mizzou is excellent.
Higher Than Average Chance your Roommate Will be From Another State
Would you prefer a school that attracts students from all across the U.S.? If so this may be the school for you.
We examined where each of the school's admitted students lived before attending to create the geographic diversity ranking.
About 67.5% of the students attending University of Missouri - Columbia come from within Missouri. Mizzou's rating of #521 puts it above the national average.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at Mizzou
There is a medium sized community of about 2,063 international students at University of Missouri - Columbia representing at least 49 countries. Go to the Mizzou International Student Page for more information.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
Traditionally, students range in age from 18 to 21. At University of Missouri - Columbia, 62.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Mizzou #1,844 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at Mizzou
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at Mizzou.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. When most students seek diversity on 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 Mizzou doing at attracting students from all financial backgrounds?
Schools with higher than average ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Mizzou supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Mizzou?
The college 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 encouraging diversity institutionally, but also fostering an atmosphere where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in meaningful and positive ways.