Authority Badge

2023 Latin American Studies Students

There are about 1,380 students enrolled in Latin American Studies in the USA.

Menu: students



Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating


Vs. National Avg.


students Rank



College is one of the most momentous periods in one's life; it is an opportunity for individual growth and maturation. Pupils attempt to figure out what they are capable of and learn the indispensable skills to be a halcyon member of society. But learning isn't confined to a classroom - the discussions one has with his peers, the wild anecdote received from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different background. As such, attending a diverse college tremendously enhances what you gain from your time spent in college.

Latin American Studies is a more popular focus for students of color than white students. It has the 2nd highest share of latino students. 57% of America's Latin American Studies majors are latino students, followed by white students (30%), students of other races**(8%), and black students (4%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is SUNY at Albany&nbspin Albany, NY.

In addition, Latin American Studies significatly skews female, with 73% of students majoring in Latin American Studies identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Another substantial type of diversity is income diversity. Latin American Studies ranks close to the median for economic diversity (55th percentile). 31% of its students come from homes with a sub $30,000 income, 17% are from homes with $30,000 to $48,000 annual incomes, and 22% grew up in households with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of North Carolina at Charlotte has the most financially diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall GA is the most diverse state for Latin American Studies. The Great Lakes is the most diverse region, and the America East 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: 1%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 57%

  • White: 30%

  • Other: 8%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 27%

  • Female: 73%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 31%

  • 30k - 48k: 17%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 13%

  • Over 110k: 22%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 71%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 6%

Compare your school options

Made in Texas

600 Congress, 17th Floor | Austin, Texas

Privacy PolicyTerms of Service

2024 Authority - All rights reserved.