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 SouthArk are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of South Arkansas Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 39%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 138% more female students than male students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College with a gender ratio of 70% women to 30% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SouthArk has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for South Arkansas Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 30%
Women 70%
Enrollment by gender for South Arkansas Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 436
Women 1,037

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SouthArk serves a very low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Arkansas Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$40,724 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 39.6%
Part time Undergrads 49.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107974 IPEDS survey data for South Arkansas Community College.