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GS Demographics & Diversity

Statesboro, Georgia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at GS are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Georgia Southern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 26%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 47% more female students than male students enrolled at Georgia Southern University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GS has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Georgia Southern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Georgia Southern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,903
Women 16,046

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

Enrollment by geographic location for Georgia Southern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,772 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
26,949
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.7%
Part time Undergrads 8.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139931 IPEDS survey data for Georgia Southern University.