#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

Kean Demographics & Diversity

Union, 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 Kean are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic 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.

Kean University 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 Kean University students
Race Percent of Students
White 36%
Black 20%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 8%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 80% more female students than male students enrolled at Kean University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Kean has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Kean University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Kean University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,021
Women 9,043

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Kean serves a very low number of students outside of New Jersey, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Kean University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,062 per year

57% 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 27.8%
Part time Undergrads 21.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185262 IPEDS survey data for Kean University.