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Eastern Demographics & Diversity

Richmond, Kentucky

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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 Eastern are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Kentucky University students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 49% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Eastern has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Kentucky University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Kentucky University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,812
Women 8,653

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Eastern serves a very low number of students outside of Kentucky, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Kentucky University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,617 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,465
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 22.4%
Part time Undergrads 16.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156620 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Kentucky University.