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Stanford Demographics & Diversity

Stanford, California

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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 Stanford 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 Stanford University students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 6%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 20%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 9%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 18% more male students than female students enrolled at Stanford University with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Stanford has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Stanford University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for Stanford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,648
Women 7,305

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Stanford serves a high number of out-of-state students with 68% of the student body residing outside of California or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Stanford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 33%
Out of State 55%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,275 per year

18% 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 1.2%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243744 IPEDS survey data for Stanford University.