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Lafayette College Demographics & Diversity

Easton, 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 Lafayette College are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lafayette College students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 9%
Race Unknown 7%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at Lafayette College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lafayette College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Lafayette College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Lafayette College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,262
Women 1,380

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Lafayette College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lafayette College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 18%
Out of State 74%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$85,923 per year

10% 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 0.9%
Part time Undergrads 0.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213385 IPEDS survey data for Lafayette College.