Data Dashboard

At BU, our story continues to evolve as we strive to build an ever more diverse and inclusive environment for learning, working, and living. We know there is always more work to do, but the data on this page helps to illustrate what our community looks like today and our commitment to the belief that with diversity comes excellence.

For more information, please refer to the Diversity Section of BU Analytical Services & Institutional Research’s Fact Book.

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Countries represented by undergraduate & graduate students

30,665

Location Marker

Alumni still reside in Massachusetts

Undergraduate Students

Data as of the 2019–20 academic year

Race (% change over 5 years)

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  • African American or Black: +12%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: -45%
  • Asian: +30%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: +12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: -36%
  • International: +9%
  • White: -13%
  • Two or more races reported: +22%
9%*

Identify as having a disability

18%*

Identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, or another orientation

*percentage based on number of students who responded to the question in the 2018 NSSE Survey. Actual percentage may vary.

20.4

Average age

49%

Undergraduate students receiving financial aid

16%

Undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients

15%

First-generation college students

Graduate Students

Data as of the 2019–20 academic year

Race (% change over 5 years)

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  • African American or Black: -3%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: -22%
  • Asian: +24%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: +21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: -36%
  • International: +50%
  • White: -3%
  • Two or more races reported: +23%

Average Age

  • Master’s degree student: 27.9 years old
  • PhD or other doctoral degree student: 28.3 years old
  • Certificate or Nondegree student: 30.5 years old

Faculty

Data as of the 2019–20 academic year

Race (% change over 5 years)

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  • African American or Black: +36%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: +6%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: +31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • International: +25%
  • White: -2%
  • Two or more races reported: +5%

Staff

Data as of the 2019–20 academic year

Race (% change over 5 years)

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  • African American or Black: +19%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: -33%
  • Asian: +40%
  • Hispanic/Latinx: +28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • International: +71%
  • White: 0%
  • Two or more races reported: +25%