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Drexel Demographics & Diversity

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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 Drexel are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Drexel University students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 7%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 14%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 3%
International 13%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 20% more female students than male students enrolled at Drexel University with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Drexel has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Drexel University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Drexel University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,174
Women 12,170

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Drexel serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 44 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Drexel University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,533 per year

32% 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 16.3%
Part time Undergrads 13.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212054 IPEDS survey data for Drexel University.