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Grinnell Demographics & Diversity

Grinnell, Iowa

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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 Grinnell are mainly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 44% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more female students than male students enrolled at Grinnell College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Grinnell has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Grinnell College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Grinnell College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 835
Women 924

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

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 7%
Out of State 72%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,311 per year

17% 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 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.

Last updated February 24, 2024