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University of the District of Columbia Demographics & Diversity

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of the District of Columbia are primarily Black with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 96% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of the District of Columbia is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of University of the District of Columbia students
Race Percent of Students
White 4%
Black 62%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 8%
Race Unknown 12%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of the District of Columbia has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of the District of Columbia students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for University of the District of Columbia students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,413
Women 2,312

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of the District of Columbia serves a very low number of students outside of District Of Columbia, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of the District of Columbia students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,576 per year

56% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,725
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 53.1%
Part time Undergrads 54.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131399 IPEDS survey data for University of the District of Columbia.