Suffolk University Demographics & Diversity

Boston, 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 Suffolk University are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Suffolk University students
Race Percent of Students
White 40%
Black 6%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 23%
Race Unknown 9%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 28% more female students than male students enrolled at Suffolk University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Suffolk University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Suffolk University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Suffolk University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,151
Women 4,035

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Suffolk University serves a low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 56 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Suffolk University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 56%
Out of State 29%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,214 per year

31% 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 6.6%
Part time Undergrads 4.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168005 IPEDS survey data for Suffolk University.