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2023 Literature Students

There are about 1,549 students enrolled in Literature in the USA.

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College often is a profoundly constructive period in one's life; it's an occasion for individual progress and expansion. Pupils attempt to learn their values and cultivate many of the essential skills to be a halcyon adult. But learning also happens outside a classroom environment - the late nights discussing World War II with a classmate, the nugget of wisdom gained from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different take on things. Therefore, a diverse student population greatly enriches what you gain from your time at school.

Literature is a slightly more racially diverse major than average*. 61% of the nation's Literature majors are white students, followed by latino students (13%), students of other races**(11%), and asian students (7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is The New School located in New York, NY.

Secondly, Literature significatly skews female, with practically 5 out of 7 students majoring in Literature identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of California-Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA.

Another important type of diversity is class diversity. Unfortunately, Literature is one of the United States' least socioeconomically diverse subjects (Bottom 31%). 30% of its majors come from families who earn over $110,000 per year, 15% are from households that earn between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 26% grew up in families making less than $30,000 a year. Castleton University is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Literature. The Far West 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: 7%

  • Black: 7%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 61%

  • Other: 11%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 28%

  • Female: 72%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 49%

  • Out of State: 42%

  • International: 9%

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