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FSW Demographics & Diversity

Fort Myers, Florida

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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 FSW are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 49% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Florida SouthWestern State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 51%
Black 11%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 73% more female students than male students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FSW has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Florida SouthWestern State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Florida SouthWestern State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,067
Women 10,489

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

FSW serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Florida SouthWestern State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,986 per year

56% 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 28.9%
Part time Undergrads 61.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133508 IPEDS survey data for Florida SouthWestern State College.