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2023 Human Development and Family Studies Students

There are about 23,554 students enrolled in Human Development and Family Studies in the USA.

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College can be an especially impactful period of one's life; it is a time for individual progress and expansion. Pupils attempt to learn who they are as people and learn many of the required skills to become a thriving adult. But growth goes beyond a classroom - the campus dialogue, the wild anecdote received from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different vantage point. Therefore, a diverse student body vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent in college.

Human Development and Family Studies is a slightly more ethnically diverse major than average*. 58% of America's Human Development and Family Studies majors are white students, followed by latino students (21%), black students (9%), and asian students (6%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is The University of Texas at Austin&nbspin Austin, TX.

Secondly, Human Development and Family Studies is the the 16th most female dominated subject, with female students out numbering male students by just over a 13 to 1 ratio. San Diego Christian College in Santee, CA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is economic diversity. Human Development and Family Studies is the 38th most socioeconomically diverse major in the US. 26% of its majors come from households making north of $110,000 a year, 17% are from middle income homes, and 25% grew up in families making south of $30,000 a year. University of Maine has the most fiscally diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CT is the most diverse state for Human Development and Family Studies. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Golden State Athletic 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: 6%

  • Black: 9%

  • Latino: 21%

  • White: 58%

  • Other: 6%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 7%

  • Female: 93%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 4%

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