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Lees-McRae College Demographics & Diversity

Banner Elk, 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 Lees-McRae College are primarily White with a small Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lees McRae College students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 18%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 88% more female students than male students enrolled at Lees McRae College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lees-McRae College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lees McRae College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Lees McRae College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 303
Women 570

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Lees-McRae College serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 50 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lees McRae College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 50%
Out of State 45%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,854 per year

33% 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 27.5%
Part time Undergrads 0.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198808 IPEDS survey data for Lees McRae College.