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Nebraska Demographics & Diversity

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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 Nebraska are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Nebraska Lincoln students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 8%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Nebraska Lincoln with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Nebraska has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Nebraska Lincoln students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for University of Nebraska Lincoln students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,452
Women 12,368

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Nebraska serves a very low number of students outside of Nebraska, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Nebraska Lincoln students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 25%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,976 per year

25% 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 5.5%
Part time Undergrads 6.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181464 IPEDS survey data for University of Nebraska Lincoln.