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.