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Stanford Demographics & Diversity

Stanford, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Stanford are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 63% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Stanford University students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 9%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 15% more male students than female students enrolled at Stanford University with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Stanford has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Stanford University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for Stanford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,445
Women 8,235

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Stanford serves a low number of students outside of California, with 35 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Stanford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 50%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,275 per year

18% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.2%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243744 IPEDS survey data for Stanford University.