Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Memphis are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Memphis students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 37%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Memphis with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Memphis has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Memphis students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for University of Memphis students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,762
Women 12,696

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Memphis serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Memphis students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 12%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,823 per year

53% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
21,458
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.6%
Part time Undergrads 22.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220862 IPEDS survey data for University of Memphis.

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