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2023 Horticultural Science Students

There are about 1,509 students enrolled in Horticultural Science in the USA.

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College can be a very revelatory period of one's life; it is a time for personal progress and expansion. Undergrads try to realize who they hope to become and develop the integral skills to become a halcyon adult. But learning is not simply found in a classroom - the discussions which one has with his schoolmates, the personal lesson gained from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different view. As such, finding a diverse college tremendously enriches what one gains from the time in university.

Horticultural Science is a less racially diverse major than average*. 78% of the nation's Horticultural Science majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(11%), latino students (5%), and black students (4%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Wisconsin-Madison located in Madison, WI.

Moreover, Horticultural Science is highly diverse with respect to gender, with 46% of students majoring in Horticultural Science identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.

Another critical type of diversity is class diversity. Horticultural Science is close to average for financial diversity (44th percentile). 31% of its students come from families earning more than $110,000 per year, 18% are from homes that make between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 21% grew up in homes with a sub $30,000 yearly income. Northwest Missouri State University has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall IN is the most diverse state for Horticultural Science. The Southeast is the most diverse region, and the Big Twelve 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: 3%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 5%

  • White: 78%

  • Other: 11%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 54%

  • Female: 46%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 21%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 18%

  • Over 110k: 31%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 69%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 4%

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