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University of South Alabama Demographics & Diversity

Mobile, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of South Alabama are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of South Alabama students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 24%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 83% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Alabama with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of South Alabama has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of South Alabama students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Alabama students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,241
Women 9,593

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of South Alabama serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of South Alabama students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,919 per year

37% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,834
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.9%
Part time Undergrads 17.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.