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2023 Cognitive Science Students

There are about 4,393 students enrolled in Cognitive Science in the USA.

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College is a very momentous investment in one's life; it's a chance for personal progress and maturation. Pupils start to discover who they are as people and develop many of the rudimentary skills to become a prosperous adult. But growth is deeper than what one learns in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different attitude. As such, a diverse student population vastly enriches what you gain from your time in college.

Cognitive Science is the 4th most diverse focus *. It has the 6th biggest share of asian students. 33% of the nation's Cognitive Science majors are asian students, followed by white students (33%), students of other races**(17%), and latino students (14%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Brown University located in Providence, RI.

Moreover, Cognitive Science significatly skews female, with 3/5 of students majoring in Cognitive Science identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

Another significant type of diversity is income diversity. Cognitive Science ranks in the top 29% of subjects for wealth diversity. 27% of its students come from homes with a sub $30,000 income, 17% are from homes bringing in between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 26% grew up in high income families. The University of Texas at Dallas has the most financially diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall PA is the most diverse state for Cognitive Science. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Southern California Intercollegiate 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: 33%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 14%

  • White: 33%

  • Other: 17%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 40%

  • Female: 60%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 17%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 13%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 62%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 11%

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