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2023 Genetics Students

There are about 2,096 students enrolled in Genetics in the USA.

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College is an exceedingly formative investment in one's life; it's an opportunity for personal growth and development. Pupils start to find out who they can be and learn the necessary skills to be a halcyon adult. But growth also happens outside a classroom - the late nights discussing Duchamp with a classmate, the nugget of wisdom gained from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different background. As such, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time in college.

Genetics is a less ethnically diverse major than average*. 65% of the nation's Genetics majors are white students, followed by asian students (13%), students of other races**(11%), and latino students (10%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Davis&nbspin Davis, CA.

Additionally, Genetics significatly skews female, with virtually 62.5% of students majoring in Genetics identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

Another significant type of diversity is financial diversity. Genetics is more socioeconomically diverse than 76% of majors. 28% of its majors come from very high income families, 16% are from families earning between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 annual income. SUNY at Fredonia is the most fiscally diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Genetics. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Big West 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: 13%

  • Black: 1%

  • Latino: 10%

  • White: 65%

  • Other: 11%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 37%

  • Female: 63%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 73%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 7%

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