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McKendree University Demographics & Diversity

Lebanon, Illinois

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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 McKendree University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of McKendree University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 14%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 7%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 31% more female students than male students enrolled at McKendree University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, McKendree University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for McKendree University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for McKendree University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,080
Women 1,414

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

McKendree University serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for McKendree University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,622 per year

36% 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 34.9%
Part time Undergrads 20.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147013 IPEDS survey data for McKendree University.