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 SC are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Sterling College students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 11%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more male students than female students enrolled at Sterling College with a gender ratio of 57% men to 43% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Sterling College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 57%
Women 43%
Enrollment by gender for Sterling College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 373
Women 278

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

SC serves a low number of students outside of Kansas, with 46 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sterling College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 46%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,015 per year

48% 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 6.8%
Part time Undergrads 7.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155937 IPEDS survey data for Sterling College.