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UMass Demographics & Diversity

Amherst, 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 UMass are primarily White with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). 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 3% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Massachusetts Amherst with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. 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 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,565
Women 16,077

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UMass serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 73 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 73%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,424 per year

21% 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 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.