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Diverse Community

Diversity is a critical component of all creative processes, and in a college where creativity is essential, diversity is not just about being politically correct—it goes to the very core of our mission. Iowa State’s College of Design acts to assemble a truly diverse environment for the benefit of all the members of our community.

The college’s fall 2016 student enrollment includes:

  • 301 international students
  • 1,188 Iowa residents
  • 502 non-Iowa U.S. residents

Within this community:

  • 14% identify as African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino/a and/or multiracial
  • 15% are international students

Our faculty, too, represent a broad range of backgrounds and hail from a number of countries, including Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico and Turkey as well as the U.S.

Diversity for us is not only about background. We represent a diverse array of disciplines, perspectives and interests, and embrace the opportunities this provides for innovation and collaboration.