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2023 Environmental Design Students

There are about 1,306 students enrolled in Environmental Design in the USA.

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College often is an incredibly formative investment in one's life; it is a time for personal progress and expansion. Scholars attempt to realize their purpose and forge many of the necessary skills to become a flourishing adult. But growth is more than sitting in a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different way of viewing the world. As such, a diverse student population greatly enhances what one gains from the time in university.

Environmental Design is a more racially diverse major than average*. 52% of the nation's Environmental Design majors are white students, followed by latino students (20%), students of other races**(18%), and asian students (7%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Massachusetts College of Art and Design located in Boston, MA.

Second, Environmental Design is pretty highly diverse regarding sex, with 50% of students majoring in Environmental Design identifying as women. University of New Mexico-Main Campus in Albuquerque, NM has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another critical type of diversity is wealth diversity. Environmental Design ranks close to average for financial diversity (48th percentile). 30% of its majors come from homes that make less than $30,000 a year, 17% are from households earning between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 24% grew up in families that make more than $110,000 a year. Utah State University has the most fiscally diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall FL is the most diverse state for Environmental Design. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the America East 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: 7%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 20%

  • White: 52%

  • Other: 18%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 50%

  • Female: 50%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 17%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 24%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 74%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 6%

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