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2023 Family and Consumer Economics Students

There are about 3,955 students enrolled in Family and Consumer Economics in the USA.

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College can be a very impactful period in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual progress and expansion. Scholars start to discover who they desire to emulate and develop the imperative skills to be a successful adult. But growth is not simply found in a classroom environment - the late nights discussing Adam Smith with a peer, the wild anecdote gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different perspective. As such, a diverse campus tremendously improves what one gains from the time spent at school.

Family and Consumer Economics is a slightly more racially diverse subject than average*. 62% of the nation's Family and Consumer Economics majors are white students, followed by latino students (14%), black students (13%), and students of other races**(7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, TX.

Secondly, Family and Consumer Economics significatly skews female, with a tad greater than 5/7ths of students majoring in Family and Consumer Economics identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Another significant type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Family and Consumer Economics is the 21st most economically diverse major in the US. 26% of its majors come from low income families, 17% are from families who earn between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in households with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of Nebraska at Kearney is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall TX is the most diverse state for Family and Consumer Economics. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Big Twelve 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: 4%

  • Black: 13%

  • Latino: 14%

  • White: 62%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 28%

  • Female: 72%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 3%

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