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Southern University and A & M College Demographics & Diversity

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southern University and A & M College are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Southern University and A & M College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Southern University and A & M College students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 93%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 85% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern University and A & M College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern University and A & M College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern University and A & M College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Southern University and A & M College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,349
Women 4,344

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southern University and A & M College serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern University and A & M College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,854 per year

76% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,693
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.5%
Part time Undergrads 11.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160621 IPEDS survey data for Southern University and A & M College.

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