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Oakwood University Demographics & Diversity

Huntsville, 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 Oakwood University are mostly Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Oakwood University students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 84%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 7%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at Oakwood University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Oakwood University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Oakwood University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Oakwood University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 690
Women 946

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Oakwood University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 84% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oakwood University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 16%
Out of State 77%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,906 per year

56% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,636
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.8%
Part time Undergrads 5.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101912 IPEDS survey data for Oakwood University.