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Alabama Demographics & Diversity

Tuscaloosa, 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 Alabama are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of The University of Alabama students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at The University of Alabama with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Alabama has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Alabama students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Alabama students
Gender Number of Students
Men 16,506
Women 22,138

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Alabama serves a high number of out-of-state students with 65% of the student body residing outside of Alabama or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Alabama students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 64%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,928 per year

19% 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 8.1%
Part time Undergrads 8.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100751 IPEDS survey data for The University of Alabama.