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 EC are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Elmira College students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 107% more female students than male students enrolled at Elmira College with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, EC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Elmira College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Elmira College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 291
Women 601

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

EC serves a low number of students outside of New York, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Elmira College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,913 per year

36% 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 12.3%
Part time Undergrads 10.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190983 IPEDS survey data for Elmira College.