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Nichols Demographics & Diversity

Dudley, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Nichols are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Nichols College students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 96% more male students than female students enrolled at Nichols College with a gender ratio of 66% men to 34% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Nichols has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Nichols College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 66%
Women 34%
Enrollment by gender for Nichols College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 950
Women 484

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Nichols serves a low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Nichols College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 43%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,980 per year

33% 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 6.8%
Part time Undergrads 8.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167260 IPEDS survey data for Nichols College.