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AU Demographics & Diversity

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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 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 72% more female students than male students enrolled at American University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for American University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for American University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,105
Women 8,780

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

AU serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 98% 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 2%
Out of State 94%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,657 per year

10% 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 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.