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BC Demographics & Diversity

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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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 BC are primarily White with a small Asian 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 Boston College students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 4%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 10%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 20% more female students than male students enrolled at Boston College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Boston College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Boston College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,938
Women 8,349

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

BC serves a high number of out-of-state students with 79% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Boston College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 71%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,893 per year

14% 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 2.3%
Part time Undergrads 1.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.