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Is BC more or less diverse than -US pop -Boston pop -avg. college pop -avg Boston college pop (BC feels very white)

by Answer Wall on 2017-07-31T10:18:00-04:00

Is BC more or less diverse than -US pop -Boston pop -avg. college pop -avg Boston college pop (BC feels very white)

Is BC more or less diverse than -US pop -Boston pop -avg. college pop -avg Boston college pop (BC feels very white)

In 2016, the Census Bureau estimated the US population was 61.3% White, 17.8% Hispanic/Latino, 13.3% Black/African American, & 5.7% Asian. (bit.ly/DivUS3). In 2010, the estimate for the city of Boston was 47.0% White, 24.4% Black/African American, 17.5% Hispanic/Latino, & 8.9% Asian. (bit.ly/DivBoston3). The US college student population estimate in 2014 was 58% White, 17% Hispanic, 14% Black/African American, 7% Asian/Pacific Islander & 5% non-resident aliens for whom race/ethnicity is not reported (bit.ly/DivUSColl). In 2015, the BC undergraduate student population estimate was 62% White, 10% Asian, 10% Hispanic/Latino, 4% Black/African American, 5% non-resident alien, & 5% race/ethnicity unknown. For the graduate population, 53% White, 20% non-resident alien, 10% race/ethnicity unknown, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Asian, & 4% Black/African American (bit.ly/DivBC3). Given the high percentages of race/ethnicity unknown (5% & 10%) and of non-resident aliens (5% & 20%) in the BC student populations, the comparison between the US/Boston/US College and Boston College populations is a little unreliable at face value. However, the white population for undergraduate students is 4% higher than the average US college population. For graduate students, the white population is 5% less than the average US college population.


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