University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to find out how diverse the average college campus really is, taking into account race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the UIC diversity report below.

UIC Student Population

How Many Students Attend University of Illinois at Chicago?

UIC total enrollment is approximately 32,324 students.

20,195 are undergraduates and 7,649 are graduate students.

UIC Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UIC undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UIC Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Hispanic 6,835
White 5,174
Asian 4,238
International 1,547
Black or African American 1,518
Multi-Ethnic 591
Unknown 276
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UIC Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

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

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UIC Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,838
International 2,067
Asian 1,068
Hispanic 804
Black or African American 473
Unknown 203
Multi-Ethnic 184
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

UIC achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #262 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  262 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  92.57 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 UIC Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

UIC is ranked 238 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  238 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  93.74 out of 100
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Many students are seeking a school with high levels of racial/ethnic diversity. This not only creates an atmosphere where those who are typically in the minority feel more supported, but also allows more interaction between racial groups leading to the open exchange of ideas and values.

UIC Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 9,935
Hispanic 8,495
Asian 5,890
International 3,913
Black or African American 2,506
Multi-Ethnic 875
Unknown 676
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 12

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 5,737
Black or African American 2,470
Asian 1,797
Multi-Ethnic 132
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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UIC ranks 271 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  271 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  92.87 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 17,500 female students and 14,824 male students at UIC.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UIC is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  76.22 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 7,838 female teachers and 4,826 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

4.48% Out of State
2.75% Out of the Country

UIC ranks 1,187 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

4.48% of UIC students come from out of state, and 2.75% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  45 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 32 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Illinois 3,056
Michigan 13
Wisconsin 12
Indiana 12
California 9

International Students at UIC

Students from 98 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from India, China, and Iran.

Learn more about international students at UIC.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
44.96% 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  79.44 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UIC, 44.96% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 6,967
22-24 6,876
18-19 6,764
25-29 5,320
35 and over 2,184
30-34 2,144
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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