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Brooklyn College Demographics & Diversity

Brooklyn, New York

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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 Brooklyn College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of CUNY Brooklyn College students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 22%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 18%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 46% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY Brooklyn College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Brooklyn College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY Brooklyn College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY Brooklyn College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,778
Women 8,417

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Brooklyn College serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY Brooklyn College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,392 per year

65% 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 26%
Part time Undergrads 23.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190549 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Brooklyn College.