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CU Boulder Demographics & Diversity

Boulder, Colorado

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CU Boulder are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Colorado Boulder students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 2%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 21% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Colorado Boulder with a gender ratio of 55% men to 45% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CU Boulder has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Colorado Boulder students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 55%
Women 45%
Enrollment by gender for University of Colorado Boulder students
Gender Number of Students
Men 20,469
Women 16,968

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

CU Boulder serves a low number of students outside of Colorado, with 56 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Colorado Boulder students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 56%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,327 per year

16% 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 6.4%
Part time Undergrads 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126614 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Boulder.