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University of West Alabama Demographics & Diversity

Livingston, Alabama

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 210% more female students than male students enrolled at University of West Alabama with a gender ratio of 76% women to 24% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of West Alabama has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of West Alabama students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 24%
Women 76%
Enrollment by gender for University of West Alabama students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,365
Women 4,229

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of West Alabama serves a very low number of students outside of Alabama, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of West Alabama students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,238 per year

58% 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.