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River Parishes Community College Demographics & Diversity

Sorrento, Louisiana

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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 River Parishes Community College are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of River Parishes Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 35%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more male students than female students enrolled at River Parishes Community College with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, River Parishes Community College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for River Parishes Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for River Parishes Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,221
Women 1,118

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

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

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,689 per year

45% 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 21%
Part time Undergrads 43.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=436304 IPEDS survey data for River Parishes Community College.