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Tufts Demographics & Diversity

Medford, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

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%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Tufts University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Tufts has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Tufts University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Tufts University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,111
Women 6,475

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Tufts serves a high number of out-of-state students with 80% 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 20%
Out of State 68%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,793 per year

11% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,586
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.