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 MCLA are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 9%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 70% more female students than male students enrolled at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MCLA has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students
Gender Number of Students
Men 537
Women 915

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

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

Enrollment by geographic location for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,342 per year

46% 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 14.6%
Part time Undergrads 10.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167288 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.