Authority Badge

2023 Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Students

There are about 35,848 students enrolled in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling in the USA.

Menu: students



Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating


Vs. National Avg.


students Rank



College often is one of the most influential periods in one's life; it is an occasion for personal growth and evolution. Scholars begin to learn what they would like to do and cultivate the imperative skills to be a prosperous member of society. But learning is not entirely confined to the classroom - the campus dialogue, the wild anecdote received from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different take on things. Therefore, attending a diverse college tremendously enriches what you gain from your time spent in college.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling is a slightly more ethnically diverse focus than average*. It has the 9th largest share of white students. 56% of the US' Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling majors are white students, followed by black students (24%), latino students (11%), and students of other races**(7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Grand Canyon University&nbspin Phoenix, AZ.

Secondly, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling significatly skews female, with a smidgeon shy of 3 out of 4 students majoring in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling identifying as women. Minot State University in Minot, ND has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is income diversity. Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling ranks in the top 20% of programs for class diversity. 28% of its students come from high income homes, 17% are from homes bringing in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in families who bring in under $30,000 a year. Grand Canyon University has the most socioeconomically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall AZ is the most diverse state for Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling. The Southwest is the most diverse region, and the Western 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: 2%

  • Black: 24%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 56%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 26%

  • Female: 74%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 17%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 60%

  • Out of State: 38%

  • International: 2%

Compare your school options

Made in Texas

600 Congress, 17th Floor | Austin, Texas

Privacy PolicyTerms of Service

2024 Authority - All rights reserved.