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Purchase College Demographics & Diversity

Purchase, New York

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 Purchase College are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of SUNY at Purchase College students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 10%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 2%
Race Unknown 7%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Purchase College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for SUNY at Purchase College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for SUNY at Purchase College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,770
Women 2,464

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Purchase College serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for SUNY at Purchase College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,919 per year

34% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,234
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.8%
Part time Undergrads 7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196219 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Purchase College.


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