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FAU Demographics & Diversity

Boca Raton, Florida

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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 FAU are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 57% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Florida Atlantic University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Florida Atlantic University students
Race Percent of Students
White 43%
Black 20%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 40% more female students than male students enrolled at Florida Atlantic University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FAU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Florida Atlantic University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Florida Atlantic University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,335
Women 17,257

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

FAU serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Florida Atlantic University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,066 per year

34% 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 26.9%
Part time Undergrads 35.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133669 IPEDS survey data for Florida Atlantic University.