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2023 Spanish Language and Literature Students

There are about 35,427 students enrolled in Spanish Language and Literature in the USA.

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College often can be a supremely consequential period of one's life; it's a chance for personal growth and evolution. Pupils try to find out their purpose and build the underlying skills to become a successful member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom - the late nights discussing Descarte with a peer, the life lesson gained from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different frame of reference. Therefore, finding a diverse college vastly enhances what you gain from your time spent in school.

Spanish Language and Literature is a slightly more racially diverse major than average*. 55% of the nation's Spanish Language and Literature majors are white students, followed by latino students (31%), students of other races**(7%), and asian students (3%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Amherst College located in Amherst, MA.

Additionally, Spanish Language and Literature significatly skews female, with roughly three out of four students majoring in Spanish Language and Literature identifying as women. Williams College in Williamstown, MA has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is class diversity. Unfortunately, Spanish Language and Literature is less economically diverse than 76% of focuses in America. 33% of its students come from very high income households, 16% are from homes with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 22% grew up in families with a sub $30,000 income. Whittier College is the most financially diverse college in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall NY is the most diverse state for Spanish Language and Literature. The Mid East is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association 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: 3%

  • Latino: 31%

  • White: 55%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 26%

  • Female: 74%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 33%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 56%

  • Out of State: 35%

  • International: 9%

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