Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at KU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Kansas students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Kansas with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, KU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Kansas students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for University of Kansas students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,997
Women 14,693

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

KU serves a low number of students outside of Kansas, with 58 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Kansas students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 58%
Out of State 37%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,891 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
27,690
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.7%
Part time Undergrads 9.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155317 IPEDS survey data for University of Kansas.