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2023 Global Studies Students

There are about 18,969 students enrolled in Global Studies in the USA.

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College often is a fabulously poignant adventure in one's life; it is a chance for personal progress and evolution. Pupils continue to realize what they would like to pursue and develop the indispensable skills to become a successful adult. But growth goes far beyond a classroom environment - the late nights discussing World War II with a schoolmate, the nugget of wisdom learned from an old instructor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. As such, attending a diverse college vastly enhances what one gains from the time spent in school.

Global Studies is a more popular subject for students of color than white students. 47% of America's Global Studies majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(19%), latino students (18%), and asian students (12%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is The New School located in New York, NY.

Second, Global Studies significatly skews female, with 65% of students majoring in Global Studies identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.

Another critical type of diversity is class diversity. Global Studies is more financially diverse than 63% of majors. 29% of its students come from high income households, 16% are from families with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 25% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 income. University of North Carolina at Charlotte has the most socioeconomically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Global Studies. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the West Coast 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: 4%

  • Latino: 18%

  • White: 47%

  • Other: 19%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 35%

  • Female: 65%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 29%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 66%

  • Out of State: 28%

  • International: 6%

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