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 CU Denver are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 49% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Colorado Denver students
Race Percent of Students
White 51%
Black 5%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 8%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Colorado Denver with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CU Denver has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Colorado Denver students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for University of Colorado Denver students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,813
Women 14,832

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CU Denver serves a very low number of students outside of Colorado, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Colorado Denver students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,050 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
25,645
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.5%
Part time Undergrads 25.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126562 IPEDS survey data for University of Colorado Denver.