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2023 Gerontology Students

There are about 3,087 students enrolled in Gerontology in the USA.

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College is an especially constructive investment in one's life; it is an occasion for individual progress and development. Undergrads begin to find out their purpose and cultivate many of the crucial skills to become a prosperous adult. But learning isn't exclusively confined to a classroom environment - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom gained from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously improves what you gain from your time spent at university.

Gerontology is the 7th most diverse subject *. 43% of the United States' Gerontology majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(21%), latino students (13%), and asian students (12%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is San Diego State University located in San Diego, CA.

Additionally, Gerontology very highly skews female, more so 87% of subjects. Just about 5 out of 6 students majoring in Gerontology identify as women. Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is class diversity. Gerontology is the 12th most socioeconomically diverse focus in the nation. 26% of its students come from households who take home under $30,000 a year, 17% are from households that bring in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in families that make above $110,000 per year. Western Oregon University is the most socioeconomically diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Gerontology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Mountain 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: 12%

  • Black: 11%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 43%

  • Other: 21%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 17%

  • Female: 83%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 24%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 77%

  • Out of State: 19%

  • International: 4%

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