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Benedictine University Demographics & Diversity

Lisle, Illinois

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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 Benedictine University are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Benedictine University students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 9%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 1%
Race Unknown 16%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 68% more female students than male students enrolled at Benedictine University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Benedictine University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Benedictine University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Benedictine University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,842
Women 3,098

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Benedictine University serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 66 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Benedictine University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 66%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,587 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 24.5%
Part time Undergrads 17.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145619 IPEDS survey data for Benedictine University.