Liberty University

Liberty University Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Liberty University? 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. See how Liberty University fared in our 2021 diversity report.

Liberty University Student Population

How Many Students Attend Liberty University?

Liberty University total enrollment is approximately 85,586 students.

28,487 are undergraduates and 18,159 are graduate students.

Liberty University Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Liberty University undergraduate population is made up of 59% women, and 41% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Liberty University Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 17,278
Unknown 5,411
Black or African American 2,267
Hispanic 1,621
Multi-Ethnic 775
International 520
Asian 426
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 55

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Liberty University Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 62% of full-time grad students are women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Liberty University Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 8,043
Unknown 4,126
Black or African American 3,717
Hispanic 1,082
Multi-Ethnic 511
Asian 366
International 173
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 32

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Liberty University achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #183 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  183 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  94.82 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 Liberty University Diversity Compare to National Averages?


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

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Liberty University is ranked 1,934 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1934 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  48.98 out of 100
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Liberty University racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

Liberty University Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 42,500
Unknown 20,357
Black or African American 12,673
Hispanic 4,959
Multi-Ethnic 2,293
Asian 1,414
International 782
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 180

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Liberty University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 5,637
Black or African American 499
Asian 126
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

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Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

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Liberty University ranks 1,384 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1384 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  63.50 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 50,805 female students and 34,781 male students at Liberty University.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Liberty University is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  85.14 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 2,871 female teachers and 3,873 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
72.2% Out of State
1.63% Out of the Country

Liberty University ranks 82 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

72.2% of Liberty University students come from out of state, and 1.63% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  96 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Virginia 1,074
North Carolina 421
Pennsylvania 318
Florida 180
Georgia 162

International Students at Liberty University

Students from 92 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from South Korea, Canada, and China.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
18.55% 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  92.26 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Liberty University, 18.55% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
35 and over 29,481
25-29 11,895
30-34 9,274
22-24 9,013
20-21 8,114
18-19 5,810
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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