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2023 Linguistics Students

There are about 6,145 students enrolled in Linguistics in the USA.

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College often can be one of the most impactful investments in one's life; it is an opportunity for personal growth and development. Pupils continue to capture what they can become and forge the essential skills to be a prosperous adult. But learning goes beyond a classroom environment - the late nights discussing Robert Heinlein with a classmate, the funny story gained from an old instructor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. Therefore, finding a diverse college vastly enriches what you gain from your time spent at school.

Linguistics is a more racially diverse subject than average*. 50% of America's Linguistics majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(18%), latino students (16%), and asian students (12%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Swarthmore College located in Swarthmore, PA.

Moreover, Linguistics significatly skews female, with virtually two out of every three students majoring in Linguistics identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, MN.

Another critical type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Linguistics is more socioeconomically diverse than 64% of subjects. 28% of its students come from homes that make more than $110,000 a year, 16% are from homes who make between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 26% grew up in homes that bring in under $30,000 a year. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CT is the most diverse state for Linguistics. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Centennial 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: 12%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 16%

  • White: 50%

  • Other: 18%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 32%

  • Female: 68%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 65%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 8%

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