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FDU Demographics & Diversity

Teaneck, New Jersey

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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 FDU are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 75% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 25%
Black 12%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 8%
Race Unknown 12%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 51% more female students than male students enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FDU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,982
Women 4,497

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

FDU serves a very low number of students outside of New Jersey, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,740 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,479
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 22.8%
Part time Undergrads 30.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=184603 IPEDS survey data for Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus.