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IUPUI Demographics & Diversity

Indianapolis, Indiana

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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 IUPUI are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 10%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, IUPUI has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,482
Women 17,097

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

IUPUI serves a very low number of students outside of Indiana, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,749 per year

42% 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 22.9%
Part time Undergrads 20.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151111 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.