Carleton College

Carleton Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity report brings to light the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of Carleton students.

Carleton Student Population

2,115 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Carleton College?

Carleton total enrollment is approximately 2,115 students.

Carleton Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

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


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Carleton Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,210
International 227
Asian 188
Hispanic 178
Multi-Ethnic 152
Black or African American 101
Unknown 35
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Carleton achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #34 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  34 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.06 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Carleton Diversity Compare to National Averages?


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

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Carleton is ranked 1,440 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1440 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  62.02 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Carleton Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,217
International 234
Asian 190
Hispanic 179
Multi-Ethnic 155
Black or African American 101
Unknown 37
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Carleton College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 678
Asian 44
Black or African American 27
Multi-Ethnic 9
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Carleton.

Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Carleton ranks 73 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  73 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  98.10 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 1,088 female students and 1,027 male students at Carleton.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Carleton is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  89.27 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 454 female teachers and 366 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in Geographic Diversity
85.05% Out of State
9.17% Out of the Country

Carleton ranks 34 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

85.05% of Carleton students come from out of state, and 9.17% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  98 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.


Top 5 States

State Amount
California 56
Illinois 49
Massachusetts 33
Wisconsin 30
Texas 28

International Students at Carleton

Students from 45 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, South Korea, and India.

Learn more about international students at Carleton.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
93.50% 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  41.09 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Carleton, 93.50% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 974
20-21 969
22-24 104
30-34 2
35 and over 2
25-29 1
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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