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AU Demographics & Diversity

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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 AU are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of American University students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 7%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 7%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 61% more female students than male students enrolled at American University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for American University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for American University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,480
Women 8,831

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

AU serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 99% of the student body residing outside of District Of Columbia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for American University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 1%
Out of State 94%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,657 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,311
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 2.8%
Part time Undergrads 3.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131159 IPEDS survey data for American University.