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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 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Fairfield University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% 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 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Fairfield University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,457
Women 3,562

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Fairfield University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 85% 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 15%
Out of State 84%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$93,458 per year

6% 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.