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UT Austin Demographics & Diversity

Austin, 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 UT Austin are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 56% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of The University of Texas at Austin students
Race Percent of Students
White 44%
Black 4%
Hispanic 22%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Texas at Austin students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Texas at Austin students
Gender Number of Students
Men 23,099
Women 29,285

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

UT Austin serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Texas at Austin students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,284 per year

26% 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 4.3%
Part time Undergrads 6.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228778 IPEDS survey data for The University of Texas at Austin.

Last updated February 24, 2024