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Maryland Demographics & Diversity

College Park, Maryland

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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 Maryland are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 48% 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 College Park students
Race Percent of Students
White 52%
Black 13%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 16%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Maryland College Park with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Maryland 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 College Park students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 51%
Women 49%
Enrollment by gender for University of Maryland College Park students
Gender Number of Students
Men 20,762
Women 20,030

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Maryland serves a low number of students outside of Maryland, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Maryland College Park students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$90,010 per year

15% 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 6.5%
Part time Undergrads 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=163286 IPEDS survey data for University of Maryland College Park.