University of West Alabama Demographics & Diversity

Livingston, Alabama

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of West Alabama are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

University of West Alabama is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of University of West Alabama students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 40%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 155% more female students than male students enrolled at University of West Alabama with a gender ratio of 72% women to 28% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of West Alabama has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of West Alabama students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 28%
Women 72%
Enrollment by gender for University of West Alabama students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,464
Women 3,736

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of West Alabama serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of West Alabama students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,238 per year

54% 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 14.4%
Part time Undergrads 10.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101587 IPEDS survey data for University of West Alabama.