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University of Alabama at Birmingham Demographics & Diversity

Birmingham, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Alabama at Birmingham are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Alabama at Birmingham students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 25%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 62% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Alabama at Birmingham with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Alabama at Birmingham has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Alabama at Birmingham students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for University of Alabama at Birmingham students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,363
Women 13,560

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Alabama at Birmingham serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Alabama at Birmingham students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,735 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
21,923
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.6%
Part time Undergrads 26.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100663 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Birmingham.