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2023 Chinese Language and Literature Students

There are about 1,813 students enrolled in Chinese Language and Literature in the USA.

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College often can be a supremely consequential adventure in one's life; it's a time for personal progress and maturation. Students continue to discover their calling and learn the underlying skills to be a prosperous member of society. But growth is more than what one learns in the classroom - the discussions one has with his schoolmates, the funny story learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different outlook. Therefore, a diverse univeristy experience greatly enhances what you gain from your time in university.

Chinese Language and Literature is a more popular subject among students of color than white students. It has the 10th biggest share of white students. 45% of the nation's Chinese Language and Literature majors are white students, followed by asian students (26%), students of other races**(20%), and latino students (6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus&nbspin University Park, PA.

In addition, Chinese Language and Literature significatly skews female, with just about 5/9ths of students majoring in Chinese Language and Literature identifying as women. Colgate University in Hamilton, NY has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Sadly, Chinese Language and Literature ranks in the bottom 33% of programs class diversity. 29% of its majors come from families who earn under $30,000 a year, 15% are from households that bring in between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 28% grew up in households who earn north of $110,000 a year. University of Utah has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MA is the most diverse state for Chinese Language and Literature. 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: 26%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 6%

  • White: 45%

  • Other: 20%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 44%

  • Female: 56%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 29%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 62%

  • Out of State: 31%

  • International: 7%

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