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2023 Nuclear Engineering Students

There are about 1,601 students enrolled in Nuclear Engineering in the USA.

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College often can be an incredibly significant investment in one's life; it's an occasion for personal growth and evolution. Pupils start to discover who they are as people and forge many of the essential skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning goes beyond a classroom environment - the discussions one has with their classmates, the personal lesson gained from an old instructor, the exposure to a different point of view. As such, a diverse campus tremendously improves what one gains from the time in university.

Nuclear Engineering is a slightly more ethnically diverse major than average*. 60% of the US' Nuclear Engineering majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(21%), latino students (12%), and asian students (5%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of New Mexico-Main Campus&nbspin Albuquerque, NM.

In addition, Nuclear Engineering is the the 16th most male dominated major, with male students out numbering female students by a 6 to 1 ratio. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of California-Berkeley in Berkeley, CA.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Nuclear Engineering is more socioeconomically diverse than 61% of focuses. 30% of its majors come from families taking in north of $110,000 per year, 16% are from homes with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 22% grew up in families making below $30,000 a year. Missouri University of Science and Technology has the most economically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Nuclear Engineering. The New England is the most diverse region, and the New England Women's & Men's Athletic 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: 1%

  • Latino: 12%

  • White: 60%

  • Other: 21%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 85%

  • Female: 15%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 22%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 30%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 71%

  • Out of State: 21%

  • International: 8%

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