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Nova Demographics & Diversity

Fort Lauderdale, 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 Nova are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 69% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Nova Southeastern 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 Nova Southeastern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 31%
Black 18%
Hispanic 32%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 5%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 154% more female students than male students enrolled at Nova Southeastern University with a gender ratio of 72% women to 28% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Nova has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Nova Southeastern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 28%
Women 72%
Enrollment by gender for Nova Southeastern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,925
Women 15,023

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Nova serves a low number of students outside of Florida, with 56 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Nova Southeastern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 56%
Out of State 39%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,876 per year

43% 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 30.3%
Part time Undergrads 30%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=136215 IPEDS survey data for Nova Southeastern University.