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 JCSU are mostly Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Johnson C Smith University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Johnson C Smith University students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 79%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 9%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 68% more female students than male students enrolled at Johnson C Smith University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, JCSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Johnson C Smith University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Johnson C Smith University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 585
Women 980

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

JCSU serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Johnson C Smith University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 46%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,295 per year

75% 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 17.1%
Part time Undergrads 3.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198756 IPEDS survey data for Johnson C Smith University.