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Memphis Demographics & Diversity

Memphis, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Memphis are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Memphis students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 37%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 56% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Memphis with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Memphis has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Memphis students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for University of Memphis students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,668
Women 13,537

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Memphis serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Memphis students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,823 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
22,205
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.6%
Part time Undergrads 22.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220862 IPEDS survey data for University of Memphis.