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2023 Humanities Students

There are about 166,070 students enrolled in Humanities in the USA.

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College often is one of the most constructive adventures in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual progress and expansion. Undergraduates start to capture what they want to become and develop the necessary skills to be a successful member of society. But learning is deeper than what one learns in a classroom environment - the discussions which one has with her peers, the personal lesson gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. As such, a diverse student experience tremendously enhances what you gain from your time at university.

Humanities is a more racially diverse subject than average*. 53% of the nation's Humanities majors are white students, followed by latino students (22%), students of other races**(10%), and black students (9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is The University of Texas at San Antonio located in San Antonio, TX.

Furthermore, Humanities significatly skews female, with 71% of students majoring in Humanities identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Lander University in Greenwood, SC.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Humanities ranks in the top 29% of focuses for class diversity. 27% of its majors come from families taking in less than $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income households, and 26% grew up in homes with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of Wisconsin-Parkside is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Humanities. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the Conference USA 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: 22%

  • White: 53%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 29%

  • Female: 71%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 27%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 4%

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