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BYU Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to find out how diverse the standard college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the BYU diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

BYU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Brigham Young University - Provo?

BYU total enrollment is approximately 34,318 students.

28,288 are undergraduates and 1,831 are graduate students.

BYU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BYU undergraduate population is made up of 51% women, and 49% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BYU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 22,862
Hispanic 2,059
Multi-Ethnic 1,242
International 932
Asian 546
Unknown 275
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 191
Black or African American 118

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

BYU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 44% of full-time grad students are women, and 56% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BYU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,418
International 178
Hispanic 83
Multi-Ethnic 65
Asian 42
Unknown 15
Black or African American 14
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 10

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BYU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #230 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  230 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  93.48 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does BYU Diversity Compare to National Averages?


BYU is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BYU is ranked 3,046 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3046 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  19.64 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BYU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 27,682
Hispanic 2,461
Multi-Ethnic 1,433
International 1,271
Asian 670
Unknown 343
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 232
Black or African American 153

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Brigham Young University - Provo Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 4,713
Multi-Ethnic 110
Asian 82
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 71
Black or African American 18
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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BYU ranks 46 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  46 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  98.81 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 17,023 female students and 17,295 male students at BYU.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BYU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  76.25 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 2,019 female teachers and 3,277 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
62.83% Out of State
2.27% Out of the Country

BYU ranks 114 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

62.83% of BYU students come from out of state, and 2.27% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  94 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 48 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Utah 1,759
California 503
Texas 325
Idaho 306
Washington 280

International Students at BYU

Students from 100 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Canada, South Korea, and China.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
38.45% 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  65.29 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BYU, 38.45% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
22-24 14,706
20-21 7,720
18-19 5,482
25-29 4,730
35 and over 858
30-34 715
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*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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