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Rice Demographics & Diversity

Houston, Texas

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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 Rice are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 63% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Rice University students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 7%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 24%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 12%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more male students than female students enrolled at Rice University with a gender ratio of 58% men to 42% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rice has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Rice University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 58%
Women 42%
Enrollment by gender for Rice University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,767
Women 3,518

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Rice serves a low number of students outside of Texas, with 37 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rice University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 37%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 16%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,707 per year

16% 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 0.5%
Part time Undergrads 1.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227757 IPEDS survey data for Rice University.