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University of Akron Demographics & Diversity

Akron, Ohio

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Akron are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Akron Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 12%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 7% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Akron Main Campus with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Akron has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Akron Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for University of Akron Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,675
Women 9,056

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of Akron serves a very low number of students outside of Ohio, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Akron Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,778 per year

42% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
18,731
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 16.1%
Part time Undergrads 15%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200800 IPEDS survey data for University of Akron Main Campus.