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Colby College Demographics & Diversity

Waterville, Maine

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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 Colby College are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Colby College students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 3%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 11%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Colby College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Colby College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Colby College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Colby College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,094
Women 1,205

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Colby College serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 93% of the student body residing outside of Maine or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Colby College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 7%
Out of State 79%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,130 per year

16% 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 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161086 IPEDS survey data for Colby College.