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Drake State Demographics & Diversity

Huntsville, 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 Drake State are mainly Black with a significant White population. The school has high racial diversity. 63% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

J F Drake State Technical College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of J F Drake State Technical College students
Race Percent of Students
White 37%
Black 56%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 42% more female students than male students enrolled at J F Drake State Technical College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Drake State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for J F Drake State Technical College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for J F Drake State Technical College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 341
Women 484

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Drake State serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for J F Drake State Technical College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,646 per year

84% 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 47.7%
Part time Undergrads 41.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101462 IPEDS survey data for J F Drake State Technical College.