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GSCC Demographics & Diversity

Gadsden, 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 GSCC are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Gadsden State Community College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Gadsden State Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 20%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GSCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Gadsden State Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Gadsden State Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,897
Women 2,839

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

GSCC serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Gadsden State Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 5%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,919 per year

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 33.2%
Part time Undergrads 45.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101240 IPEDS survey data for Gadsden State Community College.