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Southern University at Shreveport Demographics & Diversity

Shreveport, Louisiana

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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 Southern University at Shreveport are mostly Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 94% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Southern University at Shreveport is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Southern University at Shreveport students
Race Percent of Students
White 6%
Black 85%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 7%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 142% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern University at Shreveport with a gender ratio of 71% women to 29% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern University at Shreveport has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern University at Shreveport students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 29%
Women 71%
Enrollment by gender for Southern University at Shreveport students
Gender Number of Students
Men 775
Women 1,876

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southern University at Shreveport serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern University at Shreveport students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$41,497 per year

82% 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 28.6%
Part time Undergrads 21.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160649 IPEDS survey data for Southern University at Shreveport.