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Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Demographics & Diversity

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

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 Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 13%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 54% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,392
Women 2,147

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,283 per year

65% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,539
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 25.3%
Part time Undergrads 45.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101736 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals.


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