2011 Factbook - Demographics

This information reflects demographic information of the entering class as well as the respondent demographics.

Topic Potential Responses 1998 2002 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 2011 Male 2011 Female 2011
Entering Class Demographics *                      
Entering Class Total 5253 5187 5369 5955 5783 6079 6496 6251 3135 3116
CIRP Respondents 4637 3451 3794 4962 4732 4750 5069 5198 2547 2651
Response Rate 89.0% 66.5% 70.7% 83.3% 81.8% 78.1% 78.0% 83.2% 81.2% 85.1%
Gender    
Male 2772 2479 2597 2936 2862 3072 3253 3135    
% of total 50.1% 47.8% 48.4% 49.3% 49.5% 50.5% 50.1% 50.2%
Female 2762 2708 2772 3019 2921 3007 3243 3116    
% of total 49.9% 52.2% 51.6% 50.7% 50.5% 49.5% 49.9% 49.8%
Racial/Ethnic Background*    
Asian 11.9% 11.3% 10.7% 12.6% 11.9% 14.2% 13.6% 13.1%    
Black 8.7% 8.5% 7.3% 5.6% 6.5% 5.0% 4.4% 4.4%
Hawaiian   5.9%           0.1%    
Hispanic 4.2% 5.9% 5.6% 4.4% 3.4% 3.8% 4.2% 4.3%
Native American 0.6% 1.0% 1.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%    
Two or More non-URM 1.9% 1.8%
Two or More URM             1.4% 1.3%    
Unknown 4.5% 6.7% 6.7% 9.3% 7.8% 2.6% 0.9% 9.2%
White/Caucasian 66.2% 62.9% 68.6% 62.5% 65.6% 74.0% 69.4% 62.2%    
Non-Resident Alien 3.9% 3.6% 4.4% 4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 4.1% 3.6%
Topic Potential Responses 1998 2002 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total 2011 Male 2011 Female 2011
Respondent Demographics  
Gender:  
Male 49.0% 43.2% 48.7% 48.5% 48.2% 49.3% 48.8% 49.0%    
Female 51.0% 56.8% 51.3% 51.5% 51.8% 50.7% 51.2% 51.0%
Racial/Ethnic Background (1):  
White/Caucasian 76.3% 72.9% 71.9% 72.5% 76.2% 75.5% 74.7% 73.9% 35.7% 38.2%
African American/Black 7.7% 7.7% 4.4% 4.9% 6.9% 5.2% 5.5% 5.4% 1.9% 3.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.6% 1.1% 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.0% 1.5% 0.8% 0.4% 0.4%
Asian American/Asian 13.6% 13.1% 15.6% 15.6% 14.6% 15.5% 16.6% 16.8% 8.8% 8.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander   0.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%
Mexican American/Chicano 1.9% 2.3% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 0.7% 1.0%
Puerto Rican 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.2% 0.3%
Other Latino 0.2% 2.1% 2.2% 1.8% 1.6% 1.9% 1.8% 2.0% 1.1% 0.9%
  Other 3.1% 3.3% 3.5% 2.6% 3.2% 3.3% 2.8% 2.6% 1.1% 1.5%
Age of Student (as of December):  
16 or younger 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
17 2.6% 2.1% 2.3% 2.1% 1.8% 2.2% 2.0% 2.0% 0.8% 1.2%
18 76.9% 72.8% 73.2% 73.7% 76.2% 72.7% 73.8% 74.0% 34.4% 39.6%
19 20.1% 24.4% 23.6% 23.5% 21.6% 24.2% 23.5% 23.2% 13.4% 9.8%
20 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2%
21 or older 0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
English is Native Language:  
Yes 92.2% 92.2% 90.4% 90.9% 92.9% 91.2% 92.2% 92.1% 44.8% 47.2%
No 7.8% 7.8% 9.6% 9.1% 7.1% 8.8% 7.8% 7.9% 4.2% 3.8%
Citizenship Status:  
US citizen 95.8% 93.6% 91.6% 93.7% 95.1% 94.4% 95.4% 95.6% 46.7% 48.9%
Permanent resident (green card) 3.7% 3.1% 3.4% 3.0% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 1.4% 1.2%
Neither 0.5% 3.2% 4.9% 3.3% 2.0% 2.8% 1.9% 1.8% 0.8% 0.9%
Disabilities (30):  
hearing   0.3%     0.3%          
speech 0.6% 0.1% 0.1%
orthopedic 0.3% 0.4%     0.3%          
learning disability (dyslexia, etc.) 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.3%
health-related 1.1% 1.2%     1.0%          
partially sighted or blind 0.9% 1.0% 1.0%
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)             2.5%      
physical disability (speech, sight, mobility, hearing, etc.) 1.5%
chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, etc.)             1.4%      
  other 1.3% 0.9% 0.6% 2.5%

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