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Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus Demographics & Diversity

Birmingham, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus are mostly Black with a smaller White population. The school has very low racial diversity. 85% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 15%
Black 81%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 56% more female students than male students enrolled at Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,279
Women 1,995

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,437 per year

82% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,274
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 35%
Part time Undergrads 41.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101569 IPEDS survey data for Lawson State Community College Birmingham Campus.