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University of Massachusetts-Boston Demographics & Diversity

Boston, Massachusetts

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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 University of Massachusetts-Boston are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 64% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of University of Massachusetts Boston students
Race Percent of Students
White 36%
Black 16%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 12%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for University of Massachusetts Boston students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for University of Massachusetts Boston students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,425
Women 9,161

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Massachusetts-Boston serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Massachusetts Boston students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$68,463 per year

53% 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 31.7%
Part time Undergrads 25.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166638 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Boston.