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2023 Asian Studies Students

There are about 1,954 students enrolled in Asian Studies in the USA.

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College is an immensely influential period in one's life; it's a time for personal progress and development. Undergraduates start to ascertain who they wish to emulate and learn the requisite skills to be a flourishing member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the funny story received from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different frame of reference. Therefore, finding a diverse college vastly improves what you gain from your time at university.

Asian Studies is the 10th most diverse subject *. 36% of the nation's Asian Studies majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(27%), asian students (25%), and latino students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Maryland-Baltimore County located in Baltimore, MD.

In addition, Asian Studies significatly skews female, with in the region of four in every seven students majoring in Asian Studies identifying as women. Ohio University-Main Campus in Athens, OH has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is income diversity. Asian Studies ranks in the top 15% of focuses for economic diversity. 27% of its students come from low income households, 17% are from mid-income families, and 25% grew up in households bringing in north of $110,000 a year. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MA is the most diverse state for Asian Studies. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the New England Small College 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: 25%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 9%

  • White: 36%

  • Other: 27%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 42%

  • Female: 58%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 27%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 22%

  • International: 6%

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