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2023 Behavioral Sciences Students

There are about 15,285 students enrolled in Behavioral Sciences in the USA.

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College is an awfully meaningful adventure in one's life; it's a chance for personal progress and development. Scholars begin to ascertain who they want to be and forge the indispensable skills to become a prosperous member of society. But growth is more than what one learns in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the personal lesson received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different way of viewing the world. As such, finding a diverse college vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent in college.

Behavioral Sciences is a more racially diverse subject than average*. 50% of the US' Behavioral Sciences majors are white students, followed by black students (22%), latino students (19%), and students of other races**(7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Harvard University located in Cambridge, MA.

Second, Behavioral Sciences very heavily skews female, more so a smidgeon greater than six out of seven subjects. 83% of students majoring in Behavioral Sciences identify as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Brown University in Providence, RI.

Another substantial type of diversity is income diversity. Sadly, Behavioral Sciences is one of the US' least economically diverse subjects (Bottom 5%). 38% of its students come from homes taking in less than $30,000 a year, 15% are from households making between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 20% grew up in families that earn over $110,000 a year. Northern Michigan University is the most socioeconomically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MA is the most diverse state for Behavioral Sciences. The New England is the most diverse region, and the Ivy League 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: 3%

  • Black: 22%

  • Latino: 19%

  • White: 50%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 17%

  • Female: 83%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 38%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 12%

  • Over 110k: 20%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 68%

  • Out of State: 29%

  • International: 3%

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