Boston College

Boston College Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Boston College really diverse? College Factual's <nil> diversity report reveals the truth about diversity at Boston College. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Boston College Student Population

How Many Students Attend Boston College?

Boston College total enrollment is approximately 14,934 students. 9,571 are undergraduates and 3,457 are graduate students.

Boston College Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Boston College undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.

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Boston College Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,537
Hispanic 1,075
Asian 1,012
International 739
Black or African American 402
Unknown 401
Multi-Ethnic 400
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

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Boston College Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 58% of full-time grad students are women, and 42% men.

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Boston College Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,570
Unknown 710
International 626
Hispanic 195
Asian 173
Black or African American 111
Multi-Ethnic 69
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Boston College Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 7,938
Unknown 1,672
International 1,569
Hispanic 1,374
Asian 1,274
Black or African American 610
Multi-Ethnic 488
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Boston College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,190
Asian 260
Black or African American 254
Multi-Ethnic 38
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Boston College Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 8,109 female students and 6,825 male students at Boston College.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Boston College is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.58 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,162 female teachers and 2,144 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

74.82% Out of State
6.34% Out of the Country

Boston College ranks 80 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

74.82% of Boston College students come from out of state, and 6.34% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  96 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Massachusetts 528
New York 310
New Jersey 229
California 158
Connecticut 145

International Students at Boston College

Students from 104 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, South Korea, and Spain.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
62.51% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  73.54 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Boston College, 62.51% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 4,640
18-19 4,504
22-24 1,972
25-29 1,896
35 and over 732
30-34 689
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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