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 Illinois are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 16%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 18% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Illinois 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 Urbana Champaign students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign students
Gender Number of Students
Men 26,907
Women 22,795

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Illinois serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 76 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 76%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,278 per year

24% 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 2%
Part time Undergrads 1.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145637 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.