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2023 Urban Studies Students

There are about 3,169 students enrolled in Urban Studies in the USA.

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College can be a fabulously influential time of one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and expansion. Scholars begin to discover who they are and build the essential skills to become a flourishing member of society. But growth goes beyond a classroom - the late nights discussing Robert Heinlein with a classmate, the personal lesson received from an old professor, the exposure to a different frame of mind. Therefore, finding a diverse college tremendously enriches what you gain from your time spent at college.

Urban Studies is a more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 53% of the nation's Urban Studies majors are white students, followed by latino students (18%), students of other races**(12%), and asian students (9%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-San Diego&nbspin La Jolla, CA.

Second, Urban Studies is pretty diverse with respect to sex, with more or less 1/2 of students majoring in Urban Studies identifying as women. Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, NJ has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another substantial type of diversity is income diversity. Urban Studies is somewhere around the median for socioeconomic diversity (40th percentile). 28% of its majors come from homes who take home under $30,000 a year, 16% are from households who take home between $30,000 and $48,000 a year, and 26% grew up in very high income homes. College of Charleston is the most economically diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Urban Studies. The Far West 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: 9%

  • Black: 7%

  • Latino: 18%

  • White: 53%

  • Other: 12%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 51%

  • Female: 49%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 28%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 14%

  • Over 110k: 26%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 22%

  • International: 8%

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