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2023 Physical Education Students

There are about 23,689 students enrolled in Physical Education in the USA.

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College is an awfully impactful period of one's life; it is a time for individual growth and evolution. Pupils continue to ascertain who they hope to emulate and cultivate the essential skills to be a thriving adult. But growth is not confined to the classroom - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. Therefore, a diverse student body greatly improves what you gain from your time spent in university.

Physical Education is a less ethnically diverse major than average*. 71% of America's Physical Education majors are white students, followed by black students (13%), latino students (8%), and students of other races**(6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is Georgia State University located in Atlanta, GA.

Second, Physical Education is highly diverse when it comes to sex, with 47% of students majoring in Physical Education identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Another important type of diversity is wealth diversity. Physical Education is the 22nd most socioeconomically diverse subject in the United States. 26% of its majors come from homes who earn above $110,000 a year, 17% are from homes that earn between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in low income families. University of Nebraska at Kearney is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall GA is the most diverse state for Physical Education. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin 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: 3%

  • Black: 13%

  • Latino: 8%

  • White: 71%

  • Other: 6%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 53%

  • Female: 47%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 25%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 25%

  • International: 3%

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