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Canisius Demographics & Diversity

Buffalo, New York

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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 Canisius are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Canisius College students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 8%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 11% more female students than male students enrolled at Canisius College with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Canisius has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Canisius College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Canisius College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,183
Women 1,309

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Canisius serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 79 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Canisius College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 79%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,812 per year

33% 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 3.8%
Part time Undergrads 1.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=189705 IPEDS survey data for Canisius College.