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IIT Demographics & Diversity

Chicago, 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 IIT are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Illinois Institute of Technology students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 6%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 26%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 73% more male students than female students enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology with a gender ratio of 63% men to 37% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, IIT has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Illinois Institute of Technology students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 63%
Women 37%
Enrollment by gender for Illinois Institute of Technology students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,396
Women 2,547

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

IIT serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Illinois Institute of Technology students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 29%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 12%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,075 per year

30% 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 13.2%
Part time Undergrads 4.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145725 IPEDS survey data for Illinois Institute of Technology.