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Columbia Southern University Demographics & Diversity

Orange Beach, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Columbia Southern University are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia Southern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 23%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 7%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 52% more male students than female students enrolled at Columbia Southern University with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia Southern University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia Southern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia Southern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 12,731
Women 8,373

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Columbia Southern University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 93% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia Southern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 7%
Out of State 92%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
Not Available

63% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 92.8%
Part time Undergrads 54.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=450933 IPEDS survey data for Columbia Southern University.