Who Are Your Students?

A Demographic Overview of Students Enrolled in Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions in the U.S.

Age

The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2010 41% of undergraduate students were between 18 and 24; 59% of undergraduate students were 25 and older and .009% were between the ages of 14-17.

Ethnicity

According to U.S. Department of Education data from 2010, 14% of undergraduate students were African American, 6 percent were Asian Pacific/Islander, 57 percent were Caucasian and 13 percent were Hispanic. National Indian Education Association data show that .09 percent of undergraduate students in 2011 were American Indian or Alaska Native.

Gender

The National Center for Education Statistics data for 2011 indicate that 57 percent of undergraduate students were women and 43 percent were men.

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Works Cited

Fast Facts. The National Center for Education Statistics. https://nces.ed.gov/

National Indian Education Association. http://www.niea.org/Research/Statistics.aspx

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