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Vanderbilt Demographics & Diversity

Nashville, Tennessee

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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 Vanderbilt are mainly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Vanderbilt University students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 8%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 7%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for Vanderbilt University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Vanderbilt University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,047
Women 7,663

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Vanderbilt serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 91% of the student body residing outside of Tennessee or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Vanderbilt University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 9%
Out of State 79%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,279 per year

19% 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 0.3%
Part time Undergrads 0.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221999 IPEDS survey data for Vanderbilt University.