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2023 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Students

There are about 1,284 students enrolled in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the USA.

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College often is an extremely meaningful investment in one's life; it is an opportunity for personal progress and expansion. Pupils start to learn what they are capable of and forge the needed skills to become a halcyon member of society. But learning isn't confined to a classroom - the campus dialogue, the personal lesson received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different worldview. As such, a diverse student population tremendously enriches what one gains from the time in college.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a slightly more racially diverse major than average*. 64% of the United States' Ecology and Evolutionary Biology majors are white students, followed by latino students (13%), students of other races**(10%), and asian students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Davis&nbspin Davis, CA.

Secondly, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology significatly skews female, with 64% of students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology identifying as women. Colby College in Waterville, ME has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ranks in the top 25% of subjects for class diversity. 29% of its majors come from very high income homes, 17% are from homes with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 23% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 income. Rice University has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NJ is the most diverse state for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The Far West 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: 9%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 64%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 36%

  • Female: 64%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 23%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 29%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 55%

  • Out of State: 37%

  • International: 9%

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