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2023 Visual and Performing Arts Students

There are about 27,804 students enrolled in Visual and Performing Arts in the USA.

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College often can be a fabulously productive adventure in one's life; it's a time for individual growth and maturation. Pupils try to realize their values and cultivate the essential skills to become a prosperous member of society. But learning goes far beyond a classroom - the late nights discussing Margaret Thatcher with a peer, the nugget of wisdom learned from an old professor, the exposure to a different point of view. Therefore, attending a diverse college vastly enriches what you gain from your time spent in college.

Visual and Performing Arts is a more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 52% of the nation's Visual and Performing Arts majors are white students, followed by latino students (19%), students of other races**(13%), and asian students (9%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Gallaudet University&nbspin Washington, DC.

In addition, Visual and Performing Arts significatly skews female, with 57% of students majoring in Visual and Performing Arts identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Visual and Performing Arts is more socioeconomically diverse than 71% of programs. 27% of its majors come from families who bring in over $110,000 per year, 16% are from lower income homes, and 26% grew up in households with a sub $30,000 income. LaGrange College is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall DC is the most diverse state for Visual and Performing Arts. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the 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: 19%

  • White: 52%

  • Other: 13%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 43%

  • Female: 57%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 26%

  • 30k - 48k: 16%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 27%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 72%

  • Out of State: 23%

  • International: 5%

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