#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Northeastern Demographics & Diversity

Boston, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northeastern are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northeastern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 20%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 5% more male students than female students enrolled at Northeastern University with a gender ratio of 51% men to 49% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northeastern has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Northeastern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 51%
Women 49%
Enrollment by gender for Northeastern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 11,737
Women 11,168

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Northeastern serves a high number of out-of-state students with 80% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northeastern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$80,190 per year

12% 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 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167358 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern University.