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Richland Community College Demographics & Diversity

Decatur, Illinois

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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 Richland Community College are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Richland Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 16%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 9%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 79% more female students than male students enrolled at Richland Community College with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Richland Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Richland Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Richland Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 888
Women 1,588

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Richland Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Richland Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,279 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,476
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 43%
Part time Undergrads 63.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148292 IPEDS survey data for Richland Community College.