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Erie Community College Demographics & Diversity

Buffalo, New York

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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 Erie Community College are mainly White with a smaller 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.

Racial demographics of Erie Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 15%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 19%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 21% more female students than male students enrolled at Erie Community College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Erie Community College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Erie Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Erie Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,779
Women 4,585

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Erie Community College serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Erie Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,054 per year

62% 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 32.7%
Part time Undergrads 21.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191083 IPEDS survey data for Erie Community College.