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Fairfield University Demographics & Diversity

Fairfield, Connecticut

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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 Fairfield University are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 24% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fairfield University students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 2%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 54% more female students than male students enrolled at Fairfield University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fairfield University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fairfield University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Fairfield University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,168
Women 3,345

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Fairfield University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 80% of the student body residing outside of Connecticut or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fairfield University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 20%
Out of State 79%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$93,458 per year

8% 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 4.7%
Part time Undergrads 4.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129242 IPEDS survey data for Fairfield University.