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2023 Native American Studies Students

There are about 2,306 students enrolled in Native American Studies in the USA.

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Not Very Diverse

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College is one of the more meaningful investments in one's life; it is a time for individual progress and evolution. Undergrads try to ascertain what they hope to become and build many of the underlying skills to become a successful member of society. But learning is more than sitting in a classroom - the discussions one has with her classmates, the funny story received from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different approach. Therefore, attending a diverse college vastly enhances what one gains from the time spent at school.

Native American Studies is a pretty racially diverse major. Students of other races**account for a higher percetage of Native American Studies majors than any other subject. 77% of the US' Native American Studies majors are students of other races**, followed by latino students (14%), white students (8%), and asian students (1%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Davis located in Davis, CA.

Secondly, Native American Studies significatly skews female, with 77% of students majoring in Native American Studies identifying as women. Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Native American Studies ranks fairly close to average for class diversity (59th percentile). 31% of its majors come from families with a sub $30,000 income, 18% are from households making between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 22% grew up in families with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of Hawaii at Manoa is the most fiscally diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Native American Studies. The Rocky Mountains is the most diverse region, and the Big Sky 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: 1%

  • Black: 0%

  • Latino: 14%

  • White: 8%

  • Other: 77%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 23%

  • Female: 77%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 18%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 13%

  • Over 110k: 22%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 68%

  • Out of State: 26%

  • International: 6%

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