Carnegie Mellon Demographics & Diversity

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Carnegie Mellon are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 68% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Carnegie Mellon University students
Race Percent of Students
White 32%
Black 5%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 28%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 18%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more male students than female students enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University with a gender ratio of 58% men to 42% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Carnegie Mellon has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Carnegie Mellon University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 58%
Women 42%
Enrollment by gender for Carnegie Mellon University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,115
Women 5,914

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Carnegie Mellon serves a high number of out-of-state students with 90% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Carnegie Mellon University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 10%
Out of State 72%
Foreign 18%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,652 per year

14% 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 1.7%
Part time Undergrads 1.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211440 IPEDS survey data for Carnegie Mellon University.

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