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2023 Anthropology Students

There are about 31,855 students enrolled in Anthropology in the USA.

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College often is a particularly momentous time of one's life; it's an occasion for individual progress and expansion. Pupils start to capture who they dream to be and forge many of the required skills to be a thriving adult. But growth is more than what one learns in the classroom - the discussions one has with their schoolmates, the life lesson gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different attitude. As such, finding a diverse college vastly improves what one gains from the time at university.

Anthropology is a more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 54% of the United States' Anthropology majors are white students, followed by latino students (19%), students of other races**(13%), and asian students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Irvine&nbspin Irvine, CA.

Moreover, Anthropology significatly skews female, with more or less five in seven students majoring in Anthropology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Another substantial type of diversity is class diversity. Anthropology ranks pretty close to the median for income diversity (56th percentile). 30% of its majors come from families earning more than $110,000 per year, 16% are from households with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 24% grew up in homes that bring in less than $30,000 a year. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NJ is the most diverse state for Anthropology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 9%

  • Black: 5%

  • Latino: 19%

  • White: 54%

  • Other: 13%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 28%

  • Female: 72%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 61%

  • Out of State: 30%

  • International: 9%

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