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John Jay 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 John Jay are predominantly Hispanic with a smaller White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 82% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
Race Percent of Students
White 18%
Black 17%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, John Jay has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,602
Women 8,792

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

John Jay serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,361 per year

57% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
15,394
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 20.6%
Part time Undergrads 19.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190600 IPEDS survey data for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.