2023 Human Sciences Students
There are about 8,425 students enrolled in Human Sciences in the USA.
Not Very Diverse
Compared to national avg.
Vs. National Avg.
College often can be an exceedingly revelatory period in one's life; it's a chance for individual progress and evolution. Undergraduates continue to ascertain what they dream to become and cultivate many of the rudimentary skills to be a successful member of society. But growth is more than what one learns in a classroom - the interactions which one has with their classmates, the life lesson learned from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different stance on an issue. As such, a diverse student population tremendously enhances what one gains from the time spent in university.
Human Sciences is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 43% of the US' Human Sciences majors are white students, followed by latino students (24%), black students (18%), and asian students (8%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
Moreover, Human Sciences very heavily skews female, more so 90% of subjects. Nearly 6 out of 7 students majoring in Human Sciences identify as women. The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.
Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Sadly, Human Sciences is less financially diverse than 86% of majors in America. 35% of its students come from families with a sub $30,000 annual income, 18% are from households who take home between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 19% grew up in very high income families. Chadron State College is the most fiscally diverse school in the top 100.
Considering each type of diversity, overall NE is the most diverse state for Human Sciences. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Big Sky 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
Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
Under 30k: 35%
30k - 48k: 18%
48k - 75k: 16%
75k - 110k: 13%
Over 110k: 19%
In State: 79%
Out of State: 20%