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Elmhurst College Demographics & Diversity

Elmhurst, Illinois

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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 Elmhurst College are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Elmhurst College students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 63% more female students than male students enrolled at Elmhurst College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Elmhurst College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Elmhurst College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Elmhurst College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,421
Women 2,310

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Elmhurst College serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Elmhurst College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 10%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,672 per year

40% 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 13.5%
Part time Undergrads 3.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144962 IPEDS survey data for Elmhurst College.