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2023 Urban Planning Students

There are about 5,032 students enrolled in Urban Planning in the USA.

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College can be a supremely consequential time of one's life; it is an occasion for individual growth and development. Scholars attempt to realize their calling and develop the essential skills to become a successful member of society. But growth goes far beyond a classroom environment - the conversations one has with their peers, the life lesson received from an old instructor, the exposure to a different vantage point. As such, finding a diverse college greatly enriches what one gains from the time in college.

Urban Planning is a more popular major among students of color than white students. 49% of the United States' Urban Planning majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(20%), latino students (16%), and asian students (8%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Florida Atlantic University&nbspin Boca Raton, FL.

Second, Urban Planning slightly skews male, with 44% of majors identifying as men. Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is financial diversity. Urban Planning is more economically diverse than 74% of focuses. 28% of its majors come from homes bringing in north of $110,000 per year, 16% are from mid-income households, and 25% grew up in low income homes. Ball State University is the most socioeconomically diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Urban Planning. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Conference USA 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: 8%

  • Black: 6%

  • Latino: 16%

  • White: 49%

  • Other: 20%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 56%

  • Female: 44%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 74%

  • Out of State: 21%

  • International: 5%

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