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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 45% more male students than female students enrolled at Penn State Berks with a gender ratio of 59% men to 41% 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 59%
Women 41%
Enrollment by gender for Penn State Berks students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,229
Women 848

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Penn State Berks serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Penn State Berks students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 30%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$63,381 per year

29% 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.