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UMass Demographics & Diversity

Amherst, Massachusetts

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at UMass 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 University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 0.6% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Massachusetts Amherst with a gender ratio of 50% men to 50% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UMass has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,341
Women 15,252

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UMass serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 70 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 70%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 10%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,424 per year

22% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
30,593
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.7%
Part time Undergrads 6.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166629 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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