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. The College of Design acts to assemble a truly diverse environment for the benefit of all the members of our community.
The college's current student enrollment includes 198 international students, 1156 Iowa residents, and 519 non-Iowa U.S. residents. Within this community, 12% of students identify as a U.S. ethnic minority and just over 10.5% are international. Our faculty, too, represent a broad range of backgrounds and hail from a number of countries, including Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Syria 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.