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Medgar Demographics & Diversity

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Medgar are mostly Black with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

CUNY Medgar Evers College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of CUNY Medgar Evers College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 78%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 153% more female students than male students enrolled at CUNY Medgar Evers College with a gender ratio of 72% women to 28% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Medgar has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for CUNY Medgar Evers College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 28%
Women 72%
Enrollment by gender for CUNY Medgar Evers College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,483
Women 3,754

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Medgar serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for CUNY Medgar Evers College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,304 per year

80% 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 41.9%
Part time Undergrads 30.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190646 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Medgar Evers College.