Private 4 Year

Edward Waters College Demographics & Diversity

Jacksonville, Florida

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Edward Waters College are mostly Black with a small White population. The school has very low racial diversity. 96% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Edward Waters College students
Race Percent of Students
White 4%
Black 89%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 15% more male students than female students enrolled at Edward Waters College with a gender ratio of 54% men to 46% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Edward Waters College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Edward Waters College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 54%
Women 46%
Enrollment by gender for Edward Waters College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 632
Women 549

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Edward Waters College serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Edward Waters College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,937 per year

82% 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 8%
Part time Undergrads 3.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133526 IPEDS survey data for Edward Waters College.