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2023 Occupational Therapy Students

There are about 19,175 students enrolled in Occupational Therapy in the USA.

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College can be an especially productive adventure in one's life; it's an opportunity for individual growth and expansion. Undergrads try to figure out what they would like to do with their lives and build many of the indispensable skills to become a thriving member of society. But growth is not exclusively found in the classroom - the campus dialogue, the life lesson received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different way of thinking. As such, a diverse student population tremendously enriches what one gains from the time at school.

Occupational Therapy is a less racially diverse subject than average*. 76% of the United States' Occupational Therapy majors are white students, followed by asian students (10%), latino students (5%), and students of other races**(5%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Southern California located in Los Angeles, CA.

Secondly, Occupational Therapy very highly skews female, more so 94% of subjects. Nine out of every ten students majoring in Occupational Therapy identify as women. Baker College in Owosso, MI has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Occupational Therapy is more socioeconomically diverse than 77% of programs. 27% of its majors come from homes with a sub $30,000 annual income, 17% are from families who take home between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 26% grew up in families with $110,000 plus annual incomes. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is the most financially diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Occupational Therapy. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Pacific-12 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: 10%

  • Black: 4%

  • Latino: 5%

  • White: 76%

  • Other: 5%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 10%

  • Female: 90%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 27%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 75%

  • Out of State: 21%

  • International: 4%

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