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Providence Demographics & Diversity

Providence, Rhode Island

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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 Providence are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Providence College students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 4%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 23% more female students than male students enrolled at Providence College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Providence has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Providence College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Providence College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,090
Women 2,581

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Providence serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 90% of the student body residing outside of Rhode Island or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Providence College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 10%
Out of State 89%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,293 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 5.5%
Part time Undergrads 5.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217402 IPEDS survey data for Providence College.