Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Hofstra are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Hofstra University students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 8%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Hofstra University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Hofstra has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Hofstra University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Hofstra University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,591
Women 6,280

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Hofstra serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Hofstra University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 40%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$86,369 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
10,871
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.2%
Part time Undergrads 5.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191649 IPEDS survey data for Hofstra University.

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