Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SHU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Sacred Heart University students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 4%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 12%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 116% more female students than male students enrolled at Sacred Heart University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SHU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Gender ratio of Sacred Heart University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Sacred Heart University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,837
Women 6,121

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

SHU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 75% of the student body residing outside of Connecticut or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sacred Heart University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 74%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$87,263 per year

16% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
8,958
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.3%
Part time Undergrads 13.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130253 IPEDS survey data for Sacred Heart University.