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UK Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
What does the UK student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the United States. The results of the University of Kentucky <nil> diversity report are below.

UK Student Population

29,986 Total Students
20,239 Undergraduates
6,005 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend University of Kentucky?

UK total enrollment is approximately 29,986 students. 20,239 are undergraduates and 6,005 are graduate students.

UK Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time UK undergraduate population is made up of 57% women, and 43% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UK Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 15,157
Black or African American 1,404
Hispanic 1,138
Multi-Ethnic 800
Asian 630
Unknown 557
International 504
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

UK Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 57% of full-time grad students are women, and 43% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

UK Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 4,054
International 704
Black or African American 367
Hispanic 254
Asian 252
Unknown 244
Multi-Ethnic 121
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

UK Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 21,992
Black or African American 2,068
Hispanic 1,558
International 1,231
Multi-Ethnic 1,036
Unknown 1,034
Asian 1,000
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

University of Kentucky Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 9,477
Black or African American 799
Asian 611
Multi-Ethnic 84
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at UK.

UK Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 17,250 female students and 12,736 male students at UK.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of UK is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.40 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about UK faculty.

There are approximately 6,066 female teachers and 5,533 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

37.99% Out of State
1.43% Out of the Country

UK ranks 378 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

37.99% of UK students come from out of state, and 1.43% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  82 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 43 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Kentucky 3,124
Ohio 459
Illinois 382
Georgia 128
Indiana 122

International Students at UK

Students from 105 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at UK.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
59.45% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  73.66 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At UK, 59.45% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 8,881
18-19 8,635
22-24 5,626
25-29 3,195
35 and over 1,586
30-34 1,281
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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