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Bennington Demographics & Diversity

Bennington, Vermont

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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 Bennington are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 35% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bennington College students
Race Percent of Students
White 65%
Black 2%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 13%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 85% more female students than male students enrolled at Bennington College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bennington has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bennington College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Bennington College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 285
Women 526

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Bennington serves a high number of out-of-state students with 96% of the student body residing outside of Vermont or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bennington College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 3%
Out of State 75%
Foreign 21%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,879 per year

24% 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 0.4%
Part time Undergrads 0.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230816 IPEDS survey data for Bennington College.