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Gallaudet University Demographics & Diversity

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Gallaudet University are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Gallaudet University students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 13%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 11%
International 8%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 59% more female students than male students enrolled at Gallaudet University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Gallaudet University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Gallaudet University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Gallaudet University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 560
Women 891

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Gallaudet University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 100% of the student body residing outside of District Of Columbia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Gallaudet University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 0%
Out of State 95%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$65,746 per year

50% 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 28.6%
Part time Undergrads 3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131450 IPEDS survey data for Gallaudet University.