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Clarkson Demographics & Diversity

Potsdam, New York

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Clarkson are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Clarkson University students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 93% more male students than female students enrolled at Clarkson University with a gender ratio of 66% men to 34% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Clarkson has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Clarkson University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 66%
Women 34%
Enrollment by gender for Clarkson University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,815
Women 1,459

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Clarkson serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 66 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Clarkson University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 66%
Out of State 32%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,331 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 1.8%
Part time Undergrads 0.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190044 IPEDS survey data for Clarkson University.