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Chowan University Demographics & Diversity

Murfreesboro, North Carolina

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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 Chowan University are mostly Black with a smaller White population. The school has low racial diversity. 83% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Chowan University 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 Chowan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 17%
Black 71%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 5% more female students than male students enrolled at Chowan University with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Chowan University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Chowan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Chowan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 681
Women 718

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Chowan University serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 57 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Chowan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 57%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,634 per year

79% 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 6.6%
Part time Undergrads 4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198303 IPEDS survey data for Chowan University.