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BYU Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Who is the typical student at BYU? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the United States. The results of the Brigham Young University - Provo <nil> diversity report are below.

BYU Student Population

36,461 Total Students
30,039 Undergraduates
1,887 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Brigham Young University - Provo?

BYU total enrollment is approximately 36,461 students. 30,039 are undergraduates and 1,887 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 24,347
Hispanic 2,144
Multi-Ethnic 1,361
International 914
Asian 541
Unknown 338
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 206
Black or African American 117

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BYU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 46% of full-time grad students are women, and 54% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BYU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,448
International 176
Hispanic 121
Multi-Ethnic 60
Asian 40
Unknown 14
Black or African American 12
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Low Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

BYU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 29,423
Hispanic 2,619
Multi-Ethnic 1,589
International 1,275
Asian 674
Unknown 408
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 247
Black or African American 143

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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BYU Male/Female Diversity

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


There are approximately 18,293 female students and 18,168 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.


More about BYU faculty.

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

High 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.

Learn more about international students at BYU.

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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