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Fitchburg State Demographics & Diversity

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Fitchburg State are mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fitchburg State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 9%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Fitchburg State University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fitchburg State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fitchburg State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Fitchburg State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,770
Women 4,429

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Fitchburg State serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fitchburg State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,253 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,199
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.2%
Part time Undergrads 17.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165820 IPEDS survey data for Fitchburg State University.