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Pacific Demographics & Diversity

Forest Grove, Oregon

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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 Pacific are mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 48% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Pacific University students
Race Percent of Students
White 52%
Black 2%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 3%
Two or more races 12%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 123% more female students than male students enrolled at Pacific University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Pacific has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Pacific University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for Pacific University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,178
Women 2,630

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Pacific serves a high number of out-of-state students with 58% of the student body residing outside of Oregon or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Pacific University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 42%
Out of State 57%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,591 per year

28% 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 8.4%
Part time Undergrads 1.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209612 IPEDS survey data for Pacific University.