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2023 Japanese Language and Literature Students

There are about 3,049 students enrolled in Japanese Language and Literature in the USA.

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College can be an exceedingly significant period in one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and maturation. Students continue to learn their calling and cultivate many of the necessary skills to become a prosperous member of society. But learning is more than what one learns in a classroom - the late nights discussing Langston Hughes with a classmate, the funny story learned from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different perspective. As such, a diverse student experience tremendously improves what one gains from the time spent in college.

Japanese Language and Literature is a more popular subject among students of color than white students. 39% of the United States' Japanese Language and Literature majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(25%), asian students (24%), and latino students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Washington University in St Louis located in Saint Louis, MO.

Additionally, Japanese Language and Literature is diverse when it comes to gender, with 54% of students majoring in Japanese Language and Literature identifying as women. Washington State University in Pullman, WA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is class diversity. Japanese Language and Literature is more fiscally diverse than 82% of majors. 27% of its students come from households that make less than $30,000 a year, 17% are from homes who bring in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in families earning over $110,000 per year. Oakland University is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall MO is the most diverse state for Japanese Language and Literature. The Plains is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association 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: 24%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 9%

  • White: 39%

  • Other: 25%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 46%

  • Female: 54%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 73%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 7%

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