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Gaston College Demographics & Diversity

Dallas, North Carolina

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 Gaston College are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 31% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Gaston College students
Race Percent of Students
White 69%
Black 16%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 87% more female students than male students enrolled at Gaston College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Gaston College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Gaston College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Gaston College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,867
Women 3,495

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Gaston College serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Gaston College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,625 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,362
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 38.7%
Part time Undergrads 68.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198570 IPEDS survey data for Gaston College.