2023 General Studies Students
There are about 911,096 students enrolled in General Studies in the USA.
Not Very Diverse
Compared to national avg.
Vs. National Avg.
College can be a profoundly constructive time in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual progress and evolution. Undergrads try to realize their purpose and learn many of the must-have skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning is more than what one learns in a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with his schoolmates, the personal lesson gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different vantage point. Therefore, finding a diverse college greatly enriches what you gain from your time spent in college.
General Studies is a slightly more racially diverse subject than average*. 60% of the nation's General Studies majors are white students, followed by black students (20%), latino students (12%), and students of other races**(6%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.
Second, General Studies significatly skews female, with just about five out of every nine students majoring in General Studies identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Villanova University in Villanova, PA.
Another important type of diversity is income diversity. General Studies ranks in the top 39% of programs for wealth diversity. 30% of its students come from families who bring in below $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income homes, and 23% grew up in families earning more than $110,000 per year. Oklahoma City University is the most economically diverse college in the top 100.
Considering each type of diversity, overall WY is the most diverse state for General Studies. The Great Lakes is the most diverse region, and the Big East 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
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
Under 30k: 30%
30k - 48k: 16%
48k - 75k: 16%
75k - 110k: 15%
Over 110k: 23%
In State: 72%
Out of State: 26%