Savannah State University Demographics & Diversity

Savannah, Georgia

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 Savannah State University are mostly Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 96% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Savannah State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 4%
Black 83%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 54% more female students than male students enrolled at Savannah State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Savannah State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Savannah State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Savannah State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,602
Women 2,475

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Savannah State University serves a very low number of students outside of Georgia, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Savannah State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,220 per year

80% 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 9.1%
Part time Undergrads 10.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140960 IPEDS survey data for Savannah State University.

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