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Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Demographics & Diversity

Perkinston, Mississippi

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 25%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 62% more female students than male students enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,129
Women 5,079

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College serves a very low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,402 per year

64% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
8,208
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.6%
Part time Undergrads 26.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176071 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.