Belhaven University Demographics & Diversity

Jackson, Mississippi

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Belhaven University are predominantly Black with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 65% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Belhaven University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Belhaven University students
Race Percent of Students
White 35%
Black 48%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 126% more female students than male students enrolled at Belhaven University with a gender ratio of 69% women to 31% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Belhaven University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Belhaven University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 31%
Women 69%
Enrollment by gender for Belhaven University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,290
Women 2,915

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Belhaven University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 55% of the student body residing outside of Mississippi or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Belhaven University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 53%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,705 per year

52% 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 57.4%
Part time Undergrads 49.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175421 IPEDS survey data for Belhaven University.

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