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University of Maine Demographics & Diversity

Orono, Maine

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Maine are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Maine students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Maine with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Maine has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Maine students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for University of Maine students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,848
Women 6,383

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

University of Maine serves a low number of students outside of Maine, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Maine students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 38%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,908 per year

28% 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 8.6%
Part time Undergrads 7.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161253 IPEDS survey data for University of Maine.