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UMBC Demographics & Diversity

Baltimore, Maryland

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UMBC are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 56% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Maryland Baltimore County students
Race Percent of Students
White 44%
Black 17%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 17% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Maryland Baltimore County with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UMBC has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Maryland Baltimore County students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for University of Maryland Baltimore County students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,342
Women 6,296

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UMBC serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Maryland Baltimore County students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,010 per year

23% 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 14.7%
Part time Undergrads 14.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163268 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland Baltimore County.