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Bentley Demographics & Diversity

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bentley are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bentley University students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 3%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 8%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 14%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more male students than female students enrolled at Bentley University with a gender ratio of 58% men to 42% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bentley has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bentley University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 58%
Women 42%
Enrollment by gender for Bentley University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,980
Women 2,197

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Bentley serves a low number of students outside of Massachusetts, with 39 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bentley University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 39%
Out of State 48%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,419 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.3%
Part time Undergrads 1.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164739 IPEDS survey data for Bentley University.