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SMCC Demographics & Diversity

Summit, Mississippi

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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 SMCC are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 47% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Southwest Mississippi Community College 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 Southwest Mississippi Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 43%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwest Mississippi Community College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SMCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwest Mississippi Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Southwest Mississippi Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 768
Women 1,257

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SMCC serves a very low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwest Mississippi Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$35,315 per year

70% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,025
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.9%
Part time Undergrads 10.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176354 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Mississippi Community College.