Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at AAMU are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Alabama A & M University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Alabama A & M University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 92%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 56% more female students than male students enrolled at Alabama A & M University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AAMU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Alabama A & M University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Alabama A & M University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,381
Women 3,725

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

AAMU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 54% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Alabama A & M University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 52%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,720 per year

71% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,106
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 8.8%
Part time Undergrads 6.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100654 IPEDS survey data for Alabama A & M University.

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