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UL Lafayette Demographics & Diversity

Lafayette, 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 UL Lafayette are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 22%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UL Lafayette has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,918
Women 9,307

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UL Lafayette serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,090 per year

40% 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 15.3%
Part time Undergrads 14.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160658 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisiana at Lafayette.