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2023 Legal Studies Students

There are about 238,669 students enrolled in Legal Studies in the USA.

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College is a particularly productive investment in one's life; it's an opportunity for individual growth and maturation. Undergrads begin to discover what they are capable of and build many of the requisite skills to be a halcyon member of society. But learning also happens outside a classroom - the interactions which one has with her peers, the nugget of wisdom received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different view. As such, attending a diverse college vastly improves what you gain from your time in college.

Legal Studies is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 49% of the US' Legal Studies majors are white students, followed by latino students (22%), black students (14%), and students of other races**(9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Berkeley&nbspin Berkeley, CA.

Furthermore, Legal Studies significatly skews female, with 65% of students majoring in Legal Studies identifying as women. Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Legal Studies is more economically diverse than 67% of majors. 29% of its majors come from households taking in less than $30,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income homes, and 25% grew up in households with $110,000 plus annual incomes. Oakland University is the most fiscally diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Legal Studies. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Big East 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: 5%

  • Black: 14%

  • Latino: 22%

  • White: 49%

  • Other: 9%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 35%

  • Female: 65%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 29%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 26%

  • International: 5%

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