GWU Demographics & Diversity

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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 GWU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Gardner Webb University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 17%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 1%
Race Unknown 10%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 111% more female students than male students enrolled at Gardner Webb University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, GWU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Gardner Webb University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Gardner Webb University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,156
Women 2,442

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

GWU serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Gardner Webb University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,757 per year

44% 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 31.9%
Part time Undergrads 20.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198561 IPEDS survey data for Gardner Webb University.

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