University of Colorado Boulder

CU - Boulder Demographics & Diversity Report

Is CU - Boulder really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at CU - Boulder. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

CU - Boulder Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of Colorado Boulder?

CU - Boulder total enrollment is approximately 37,883 students.

28,877 are undergraduates and 2,758 are graduate students.

CU - Boulder Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CU - Boulder undergraduate population is made up of 46% women, and 54% men.

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CU - Boulder Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 19,409
Hispanic 3,671
Multi-Ethnic 1,780
International 1,677
Asian 1,675
Black or African American 448
Unknown 150
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 30

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CU - Boulder Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 47% of full-time grad students are women, and 53% men.

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CU - Boulder Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,742
International 461
Hispanic 241
Asian 104
Multi-Ethnic 79
Unknown 65
Black or African American 40
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

CU - Boulder achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #210 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  210 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  94.05 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does CU - Boulder Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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CU - Boulder is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

CU - Boulder is ranked 2,034 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2034 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  46.34 out of 100
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CU - Boulder racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

CU - Boulder Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 24,989
Hispanic 4,555
International 3,050
Multi-Ethnic 2,103
Asian 2,085
Black or African American 592
Unknown 397
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 34

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Colorado Boulder Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 6,302
Asian 597
Black or African American 144
Multi-Ethnic 86
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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CU - Boulder ranks 888 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  888 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  76.59 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.

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There are approximately 17,116 female students and 20,767 male students at CU - Boulder.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of CU - Boulder is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  94.98 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 4,350 female teachers and 4,810 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
42.9% Out of State
7.37% Out of the Country

CU - Boulder ranks 173 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

42.9% of CU - Boulder students come from out of state, and 7.37% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  92 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.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Colorado 3,390
California 706
Illinois 271
Texas 204
Florida 113

International Students at CU - Boulder

Students from 113 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
65.39% 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  69.25 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CU - Boulder, 65.39% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 11,869
20-21 11,240
22-24 5,816
25-29 3,591
30-34 1,373
35 and over 1,084
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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