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CBU Demographics & Diversity

Memphis, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CBU are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 57% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Christian Brothers University students
Race Percent of Students
White 43%
Black 29%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Christian Brothers University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CBU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Christian Brothers University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Christian Brothers University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 846
Women 1,072

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CBU serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 73 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Christian Brothers University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 73%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,225 per year

45% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,918
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.2%
Part time Undergrads 7.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219833 IPEDS survey data for Christian Brothers University.