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PSC Demographics & Diversity

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at PSC are almost exclusively Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Philander Smith College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Philander Smith College students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 91%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 5%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 88% more female students than male students enrolled at Philander Smith College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, PSC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Philander Smith College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Philander Smith College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 277
Women 522

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

PSC serves a high number of out-of-state students with 58% of the student body residing outside of Arkansas or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Philander Smith College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 42%
Out of State 58%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,434 per year

79% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
799
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.2%
Part time Undergrads 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107600 IPEDS survey data for Philander Smith College.