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Elon Demographics & Diversity

Elon, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Elon are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Elon University students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Elon University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Elon has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Elon University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Elon University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,850
Women 4,273

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Elon serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of North Carolina or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Elon University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 18%
Out of State 80%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,102 per year

12% 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 0.6%
Part time Undergrads 2.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198516 IPEDS survey data for Elon University.