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Hunter Demographics & Diversity

New York, 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 Hunter are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 73% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

CUNY Hunter College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

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 Hunter College students
Race Percent of Students
White 27%
Black 10%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 26%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 116% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY Hunter College with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Hunter has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY Hunter College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY Hunter College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,261
Women 15,709

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Hunter serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY Hunter College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 9%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,390 per year

66% 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 21.4%
Part time Undergrads 22.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190594 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Hunter College.