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SAU Demographics & Diversity

Spring Arbor, Michigan

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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 SAU are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Spring Arbor University students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 272% more female students than male students enrolled at Spring Arbor University with a gender ratio of 79% women to 21% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SAU has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Spring Arbor University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 21%
Women 79%
Enrollment by gender for Spring Arbor University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 661
Women 2,457

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SAU serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Spring Arbor University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,521 per year

29% 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 39.8%
Part time Undergrads 26.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172334 IPEDS survey data for Spring Arbor University.