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Samford University Demographics & Diversity

Birmingham, Alabama

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 Samford University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Samford University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 94% more female students than male students enrolled at Samford University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Samford University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Samford University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Samford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,913
Women 3,706

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Samford University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 69% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Samford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 31%
Out of State 68%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,602 per year

13% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,619
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.2%
Part time Undergrads 3.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102049 IPEDS survey data for Samford University.


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