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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. We represent a diverse array of disciplines, perspectives and interests, and embrace the opportunities this provides for innovation and collaboration.

Iowa State’s College of Design acts to assemble a truly diverse environment for the benefit of all members of our community.

The college’s fall 2019 student enrollment includes:

  • 235 international students
  • 1,109 Iowa residents
  • 563 non-Iowa US residents
  • 1,106 female students
  • 801 male students

Within this community:

  • 16% identify as African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latinx and/or multiracial
  • 12% are international students

Our faculty, too, represent a broad range of backgrounds and hail from a number of countries, including Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and Turkey as well as the US and Puerto Rico.

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