Campus Pride Releases a Report of Genny’s Analysis of Data on Incoming Trans and Nonbinary College Students

Genny conducted an analysis of students’ gender identity, race, first-generation status, and pronoun responses on the Common App, the admissions form used by more than 1,000 colleges. Students entering college this fall were the first group to be given the opportunity to indicate their gender identity and pronouns on the form. The Campus Pride report, “The Changing Nature of Gender in the 21st Century: How Trans and Nonbinary Students Applying to College Today Self-Identify,” is available here.

Research on Pronoun Use Among 2022 Incoming College Students Published

Genny’s article, “College Students Are Increasingly Identifying Beyond ‘She’ and ‘He’,” was published in The Conversation, providing insight into pronoun usage among incoming college freshmen. Based on findings from their research on data submitted by over 1 million prospective students to the Common App, the article indicates that nonbinary college students are using a wide variety of pronouns, but also commonly using “they/them.”

More findings from Genny’s research can be found on the 2022 Common App Research page of this site.

Urging the Dept of Education to Include Nonbinary Students

On behalf of Campus Pride, Genny wrote a group letter to the Department of Education to urge them to change their system for how colleges report data on the gender of their students to be inclusive of nonbinary students.

The letter was signed by dozens of national higher education and LGBTQIA+ organizations, including ACPA, NASPA, AAC&U, AASCU, ACUHO-I, the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, GLSEN, PFLAG, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Incoming College Student Project Announcement

Genny is thrilled to announce that they will be working with the Common App to analyze the gender identity and pronouns, and the intersections with racial identity, for the more than a million students who filled out their application in the current college admissions cycle. The data will be the largest body of information on the gender identity of incoming college students.