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2023 Human Services Students

There are about 705,311 students enrolled in Human Services in the USA.

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College often is a vastly consequential period of one's life; it is a time for personal growth and development. Undergrads start to ascertain what they would like to pursue and forge the rudimentary skills to become a thriving member of society. But learning is not entirely confined to a classroom - the late nights discussing Sartre with a schoolmate, the wild anecdote received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different attitude. As such, finding a diverse college vastly improves what one gains from the time at college.

Human Services is a more popular subject for students of color than white students. It has the 7th largest share of white students. 47% of the US' Human Services majors are white students, followed by black students (27%), latino students (19%), and students of other races**(6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Nevada-Las Vegas&nbspin Las Vegas, NV.

Additionally, Human Services very highly skews female, more so 93% of subjects. 88% of students majoring in Human Services identify as women. Beacon College in Leesburg, FL has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Unfortunately, Human Services is one of the US' least socioeconomically diverse subjects (Bottom 28%). 32% of its students come from homes who make south of $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income households, and 22% grew up in homes that earn over $110,000 per year. Cambridge College has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NV is the most diverse state for Human Services. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Mountain 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: 2%

  • Black: 27%

  • Latino: 19%

  • White: 47%

  • Other: 6%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 12%

  • Female: 88%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 22%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 59%

  • Out of State: 38%

  • International: 3%

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