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Housatonic Community College Demographics & Diversity

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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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 Housatonic Community College are predominantly Black with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 70% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Housatonic Community College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Housatonic Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 30%
Black 33%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 68% more female students than male students enrolled at Housatonic Community College with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Housatonic Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Housatonic Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Housatonic Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,869
Women 3,143

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Housatonic Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Connecticut, with 100 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Housatonic Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 100%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,902 per year

66% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,012
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 41.8%
Part time Undergrads 66.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129543 IPEDS survey data for Housatonic Community College.