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Eastern Michigan University Demographics & Diversity

Ypsilanti, Michigan

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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 Eastern Michigan University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 35% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Michigan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 65%
Black 20%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 65% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Michigan University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Eastern Michigan University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Michigan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Michigan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,791
Women 9,549

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Eastern Michigan University serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Michigan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,989 per year

46% 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 22.9%
Part time Undergrads 25.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169798 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Michigan University.