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 UIC are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 66% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of Illinois at Chicago has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Illinois at Chicago students
Race Percent of Students
White 34%
Black 8%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 22%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 16% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UIC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Illinois at Chicago students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for University of Illinois at Chicago students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,658
Women 17,025

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UIC serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Illinois at Chicago students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,955 per year

59% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
31,683
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.3%
Part time Undergrads 7.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145600 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Chicago.