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BYU Demographics & Diversity

Provo, Utah

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at BYU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Brigham Young University Provo students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 0%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 4%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at Brigham Young University Provo with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BYU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Brigham Young University Provo students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Brigham Young University Provo students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,740
Women 17,724

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

BYU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 64% of the student body residing outside of Utah or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Brigham Young University Provo students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 36%
Out of State 62%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,914 per year

11% 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 10.8%
Part time Undergrads 9.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230038 IPEDS survey data for Brigham Young University Provo.