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William Carey University Demographics & Diversity

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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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 William Carey University are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 40% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of William Carey University students
Race Percent of Students
White 60%
Black 31%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 4%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 78% more female students than male students enrolled at William Carey University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, William Carey University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for William Carey University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for William Carey University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,812
Women 3,230

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

William Carey University serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for William Carey University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 8%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,401 per year

41% 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 31.6%
Part time Undergrads 11.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176479 IPEDS survey data for William Carey University.