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FIU Demographics & Diversity

Miami, Florida

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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 FIU are primarily Hispanic with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 91% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Florida International 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 International University students
Race Percent of Students
White 9%
Black 12%
Hispanic 67%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Florida International University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FIU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Florida International University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Florida International University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 24,852
Women 33,090

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

FIU serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 84 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Florida International University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 84%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,110 per year

47% 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 27.8%
Part time Undergrads 36.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133951 IPEDS survey data for Florida International University.