Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Grinnell are mainly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 44% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Grinnell College students
Race Percent of Students
White 56%
Black 6%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 16%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 18% more female students than male students enrolled at Grinnell College with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Grinnell has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Grinnell College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Grinnell College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 788
Women 928

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Grinnell serves a high number of out-of-state students with 92% of the student body residing outside of Iowa or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Grinnell College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 8%
Out of State 73%
Foreign 17%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,311 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,716
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.1%
Part time Undergrads 0.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153384 IPEDS survey data for Grinnell College.

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