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Penn State Berks Demographics & Diversity

Reading, 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 Penn State Berks are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Penn State Berks students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 9%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 52% more male students than female students enrolled at Penn State Berks with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Penn State Berks has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Penn State Berks students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for Penn State Berks students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,554
Women 1,024

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Penn State Berks serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Penn State Berks students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,381 per year

0% 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 11.2%
Part time Undergrads 7.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214704 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Berks.