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East Central Community College Demographics & Diversity

Decatur, Mississippi

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at East Central Community College are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of East Central Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 36%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 5%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at East Central Community College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, East Central Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for East Central Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for East Central Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,029
Women 1,574

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

East Central Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for East Central Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$38,982 per year

61% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,603
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.6%
Part time Undergrads 12.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175643 IPEDS survey data for East Central Community College.