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Lees-McRae College Demographics & Diversity

Banner Elk, North Carolina

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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 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%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 91% more female students than male students enrolled at Lees McRae College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% 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 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Lees McRae College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 332
Women 634

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Lees-McRae College serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 58 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lees McRae College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 58%
Out of State 38%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,854 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
966
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.