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University of Massachusetts-Lowell Demographics & Diversity

Lowell, 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 University of Massachusetts-Lowell are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% 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 Lowell students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 51% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Massachusetts Lowell with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Massachusetts-Lowell has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Massachusetts Lowell students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for University of Massachusetts Lowell students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,964
Women 7,278

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Massachusetts-Lowell serves a very low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Massachusetts Lowell students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,546 per year

26% 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 25.3%
Part time Undergrads 26%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166513 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Lowell.