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SSC Demographics & Diversity

South Holland, 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 SSC are primarily Black with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 84% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

South Suburban College 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 South Suburban College students
Race Percent of Students
White 16%
Black 62%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 71% more female students than male students enrolled at South Suburban College with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SSC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for South Suburban College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for South Suburban College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,559
Women 2,673

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SSC serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Suburban College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,982 per year

71% 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 40.6%
Part time Undergrads 59.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149365 IPEDS survey data for South Suburban College.