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2023 Human Biology Students

There are about 2,660 students enrolled in Human Biology in the USA.

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College can be an immensely productive time of one's life; it is a time for individual progress and maturation. Students begin to find out what they desire to pursue and cultivate the must-have skills to become a thriving member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom environment - the conversations one has with her schoolmates, the funny story gained from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. As such, a diverse college experience greatly enriches what one gains from the time at university.

Human Biology is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 44% of the United States' Human Biology majors are white students, followed by asian students (21%), latino students (17%), and black students (11%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is American International College&nbspin Springfield, MA.

In addition, Human Biology significatly skews female, with 72% of students majoring in Human Biology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of California-Irvine in Irvine, CA.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Human Biology ranks in the top 13% of majors for socioeconomic diversity. 28% of its students come from families that bring in under $30,000 a year, 17% are from lower income households, and 24% grew up in families with $110,000 plus annual incomes. Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MA is the most diverse state for Human Biology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Northeast 10 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: 21%

  • Black: 11%

  • Latino: 17%

  • White: 44%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 28%

  • Female: 72%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 28%

  • 30k - 48k: 17%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 24%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 9%

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