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2023 Petroleum Engineering Students

There are about 3,713 students enrolled in Petroleum Engineering in the USA.

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College often is a particularly momentous time of one's life; it is an opportunity for personal progress and development. Undergrads attempt to discover their calling and build the imperative skills to be a prosperous adult. But learning isn't confined to a classroom - the conversations one has with their peers, the wild anecdote gained from an old professor, the exposure to a different way of viewing the world. Therefore, attending a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time in school.

Petroleum Engineering is a more popular major for students of color than white students. 41% of the nation's Petroleum Engineering majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(39%), latino students (10%), and asian students (7%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of Houston located in Houston, TX.

Secondly, Petroleum Engineering is the the 19th most male dominated subject, with male students out numbering female students by a 5 to 1 ratio. The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Petroleum Engineering is more economically diverse than 75% of programs. 27% of its students come from households that bring in above $110,000 a year, 16% are from lower middle>income households, and 26% grew up in families making under $30,000 a year. Montana Technological University is the most economically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall TX is the most diverse state for Petroleum Engineering. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Big Twelve 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: 7%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 10%

  • White: 41%

  • Other: 39%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 83%

  • Female: 17%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 27%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 77%

  • Out of State: 20%

  • International: 3%

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