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2023 Health and Fitness Students

There are about 47,899 students enrolled in Health and Fitness in the USA.

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College often is an extremely influential period of one's life; it is an opportunity for personal progress and expansion. Scholars try to ascertain their values and develop the requisite skills to become a prosperous adult. But growth is deeper than what one learns in the classroom - the late nights discussing James Baldwin with a classmate, the nugget of wisdom gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different background. As such, a diverse student population greatly enriches what one gains from the time in college.

Health and Fitness is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 43% of America's Health and Fitness majors are white students, followed by latino students (25%), asian students (12%), and black students (10%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Emory University&nbspin Atlanta, GA.

Moreover, Health and Fitness is highly diverse with respect to sex, with 52% of students majoring in Health and Fitness identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Marywood University in Scranton, PA.

Another substantial type of diversity is economic diversity. Health and Fitness ranks around the middle of the pack for economic diversity (59th percentile). 32% of its majors come from homes with a sub $30,000 income, 18% are from homes with $30,000 to $48,000 annual incomes, and 20% grew up in households that earn north of $110,000 per year. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the most socioeconomically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall IL is the most diverse state for Health and Fitness. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Pacific 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: 10%

  • Latino: 25%

  • White: 43%

  • Other: 9%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 48%

  • Female: 52%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 32%

  • 30k - 48k: 18%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 20%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 81%

  • Out of State: 17%

  • International: 2%

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