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Virginia Tech Demographics & Diversity

Blacksburg, Virginia

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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 Virginia Tech are primarily White with a small Asian population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Virginia Tech students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 6%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 33% more male students than female students enrolled at Virginia Tech with a gender ratio of 57% men to 43% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Virginia Tech has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Tech students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 57%
Women 43%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Tech students
Gender Number of Students
Men 21,299
Women 15,980

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Virginia Tech serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Tech students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 38%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$77,607 per year

14% 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 2.5%
Part time Undergrads 2.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233921 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Tech.