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Georgia State Demographics & Diversity

Atlanta, Georgia

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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 Georgia State are predominantly Black with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 74% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Georgia State University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Georgia State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 26%
Black 42%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 12%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 2%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for Georgia State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Georgia State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,891
Women 20,425

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Georgia State serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Georgia State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,190 per year

53% 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 20.3%
Part time Undergrads 23.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139940 IPEDS survey data for Georgia State University.