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 Columbia are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia University in the City of New York students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 8%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 18%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 15%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 10% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia University in the City of New York with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia University in the City of New York students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia University in the City of New York students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,803
Women 16,274

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Columbia serves a high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia University in the City of New York students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 18%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,971 per year

17% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
31,077
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.9%
Part time Undergrads 7.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190150 IPEDS survey data for Columbia University in the City of New York.

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