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Vassar Demographics & Diversity

Poughkeepsie, New York

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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 Vassar are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Vassar College students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 5%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 11%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 7%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Vassar College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Vassar has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Vassar College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Vassar College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,010
Women 1,446

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Vassar serves a high number of out-of-state students with 78% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Vassar College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 22%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 13%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,899 per year

19% 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 1.2%
Part time Undergrads 0.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197133 IPEDS survey data for Vassar College.