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2023 Zoology Students

There are about 6,342 students enrolled in Zoology in the USA.

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College often can be a fabulously consequential period in one's life; it's an occasion for individual growth and evolution. Pupils start to find out what they would like to pursue and build the integral skills to be a successful adult. But growth is not confined to a classroom - the interactions which one has with his peers, the funny story learned from an eccentric professor, the exposure to a different viewpoint. As such, attending a diverse college greatly improves what one gains from the time at school.

Zoology is a less ethnically diverse subject than average*. 76% of the US' Zoology majors are white students, followed by latino students (9%), students of other races**(7%), and asian students (5%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Riverside located in Riverside, CA.

Moreover, Zoology significatly skews female, with 67% of students majoring in Zoology identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Beacon College in Leesburg, FL.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Zoology is the 50th most fiscally diverse subject in the United States. 28% of its students come from families with $110,000 plus annual incomes, 17% are from homes earning between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in low income households. Friends University has the most socioeconomically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Zoology. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Big 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: 5%

  • Black: 3%

  • Latino: 9%

  • White: 76%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 33%

  • Female: 67%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 17%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 28%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 70%

  • Out of State: 24%

  • International: 5%

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