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Birmingham Southern College Demographics & Diversity

Birmingham, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Birmingham Southern College are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Birmingham Southern College students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at Birmingham Southern College with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Birmingham Southern College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Birmingham Southern College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Birmingham Southern College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 607
Women 661

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Birmingham Southern College serves a low number of students outside of Alabama, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Birmingham Southern College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 37%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,789 per year

26% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,268
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.4%
Part time Undergrads 0.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100937 IPEDS survey data for Birmingham Southern College.