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Tulane Demographics & Diversity

New Orleans, Louisiana

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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 Tulane are primarily White with a small Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Tulane University students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 9%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 57% more female students than male students enrolled at Tulane University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tulane has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Tulane University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Tulane University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,451
Women 8,576

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Tulane serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 91% of the student body residing outside of Louisiana or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Tulane University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 9%
Out of State 86%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,803 per year

8% 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 13.8%
Part time Undergrads 19.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160755 IPEDS survey data for Tulane University.