Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Oberlin are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Oberlin College students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 5%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 8%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

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

Male to female gender ratio for Oberlin College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Oberlin College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,205
Women 1,607

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Oberlin serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 94% of the student body residing outside of Ohio or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oberlin College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 6%
Out of State 81%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,190 per year

11% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,812
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.1%
Part time Undergrads 0.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204501 IPEDS survey data for Oberlin College.