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Penn State Harrisburg Demographics & Diversity

Middletown, 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 Harrisburg are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Penn State Harrisburg students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 11%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 10%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more male students than female students enrolled at Penn State Harrisburg with a gender ratio of 59% men to 41% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Penn State Harrisburg has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Penn State Harrisburg students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 59%
Women 41%
Enrollment by gender for Penn State Harrisburg students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,899
Women 2,034

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Penn State Harrisburg serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Penn State Harrisburg students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 29%
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 16.2%
Part time Undergrads 9.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214713 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Harrisburg.