Smith College Demographics & Diversity

Northampton, Massachusetts

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Smith College are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Smith College students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 5%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 14%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Smith College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Smith College with a gender ratio of 98% women to 2% men.  Though it is a women's college, 1.96% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Smith College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Smith College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 2%
Women 98%
Enrollment by gender for Smith College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 57
Women 2,846

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Smith College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 88% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Smith College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 12%
Out of State 72%
Foreign 16%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,581 per year

19% 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 4%
Part time Undergrads 0.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167835 IPEDS survey data for Smith College.

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