Simmons University Demographics & Diversity

Boston, Massachusetts

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 Simmons University are primarily White with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Simmons University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Simmons University is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Simmons University with a gender ratio of 91% women to 9% men.  Though it is a women's college, 8.96% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Simmons University has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Simmons University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 9%
Women 91%
Enrollment by gender for Simmons University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 545
Women 5,537

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Simmons University serves a low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Simmons University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,652 per year

28% 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 12.1%
Part time Undergrads 6.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167783 IPEDS survey data for Simmons University.

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