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Tufts Demographics & Diversity

Medford, Massachusetts

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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 Tufts are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Tufts University students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 4%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 9%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Tufts University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tufts has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Tufts University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Tufts University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,522
Women 7,909

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Tufts serves a high number of out-of-state students with 79% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Tufts University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,793 per year

12% 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 1.1%
Part time Undergrads 0.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168148 IPEDS survey data for Tufts University.

Last updated February 24, 2024