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Emerson Demographics & Diversity

Boston, 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 Emerson are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Emerson College students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 7%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at Emerson College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Emerson has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Emerson College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Emerson College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,730
Women 2,843

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Emerson serves a high number of out-of-state students with 87% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Emerson College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 13%
Out of State 70%
Foreign 17%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,699 per year

17% 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 1.6%
Part time Undergrads 1.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165662 IPEDS survey data for Emerson College.