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 Lehigh are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lehigh University students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 4%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 8%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 19% more male students than female students enrolled at Lehigh University with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lehigh has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Lehigh University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for Lehigh University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,725
Women 3,124

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Lehigh serves a high number of out-of-state students with 77% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lehigh University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 23%
Out of State 67%
Foreign 10%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$88,627 per year

15% 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 0.5%
Part time Undergrads 1.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213543 IPEDS survey data for Lehigh University.