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Pitt Demographics & Diversity

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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 Pitt are mostly White with a small Asian population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 28% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Pitt has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,182
Women 18,095

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Pitt serves a low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 59 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 59%
Out of State 38%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,452 per year

16% 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 6%
Part time Undergrads 4.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215293 IPEDS survey data for University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.