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2023 Writing Students

There are about 2,643 students enrolled in Writing in the USA.

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College often can be an immensely revelatory period of one's life; it's a time for personal progress and development. Undergraduates continue to ascertain what they can become and cultivate many of the imperative skills to become a flourishing adult. But growth isn't confined to a classroom - the campus dialogue, the personal lesson received from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different way of looking it. As such, finding a diverse college tremendously improves what you gain from your time in university.

Writing is a less ethnically diverse subject than average*. 75% of the United States' Writing majors are white students, followed by latino students (11%), black students (6%), and students of other races**(6%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is San Diego State University located in San Diego, CA.

Furthermore, Writing significatly skews female, with 73% of students majoring in Writing identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is University of Wisconsin-Superior in Superior, WI.

Another critical type of diversity is income diversity. Writing is more socioeconomically diverse than 86% of subjects. 27% of its students come from households earning above $110,000 per year, 17% are from families with $48,000 to $75,000 annual incomes, and 25% grew up in households that bring in under $30,000 a year. Northwest Missouri State University has the most socioeconomically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Writing. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Mountain West 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: 6%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 75%

  • Other: 6%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 27%

  • Female: 73%

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

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 27%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 76%

  • Out of State: 21%

  • International: 3%

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