Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with students and university admissions officers. 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.
Learn About Diversity at UMKC, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Nation.
Overall Diversity is Above Average
The overall diversity ranking is created by adding up results of racial, geographic, age and gender diversity.
University of Missouri - Kansas City is considered to be above average in overall diversity, and is ranked #548 nationwide.
This School is Considered Above Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #549 for ethnic diversity means University of Missouri - Kansas City is above average nationally.
UMKC Racial Demographics
If the data is available, the following chart will display UMKC undergraduate student diversity.
UMKC ranks above average in racial representation.
Above average racial representation in faculty.
Gender Ratio is Pretty Even
Would you prefer a nice mix of males and females on campus?
At University of Missouri - Kansas City, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at UMKC is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #887 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 4,837 males and 6,535 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at UMKC
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UMKC's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at University of Missouri - Kansas City is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female ratio among UMKC's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at UMKC is excellent.
Representation from U.S. States is About Average
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?
To come up with the geographic diversity for each school, we factored in where every student resided before they attended college.
About 76.2% of the students attending University of Missouri - Kansas City come from within Missouri. This puts UMKC's level of geographic diversity about the same as the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,025.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 22 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at UMKC
There is a mid sized group of about 1,235 international students at University of Missouri - Kansas City representing at least 47 countries. Go to the UMKC International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
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 student is between the ages of 18-21. However, this university appears to attract a majority of older students. At University of Missouri - Kansas City, 29.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank UMKC #429 in the nation for student age diversity.
Take a Look at Age Diversity at UMKC
Analyze the age range of UMKC 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 individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. When most students seek diversity on campus, what they are 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 UMKC supporting students from all backgrounds?
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 UMKC supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- How important is diversity to UMKC?
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 meaningful interaction between different groups.