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CVCC Demographics & Diversity

Hickory, North Carolina

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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 CVCC are primarily White with a small Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 31% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Catawba Valley Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 69%
Black 9%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Catawba Valley Community College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CVCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Catawba Valley Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Catawba Valley Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,808
Women 2,520

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CVCC serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Catawba Valley Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,394 per year

60% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,328
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.4%
Part time Undergrads 55.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198233 IPEDS survey data for Catawba Valley Community College.