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Lenoir-Rhyne University Demographics & Diversity

Hickory, 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 Lenoir-Rhyne University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 31% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lenoir Rhyne University students
Race Percent of Students
White 69%
Black 15%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 85% more female students than male students enrolled at Lenoir Rhyne University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lenoir-Rhyne University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lenoir Rhyne University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Lenoir Rhyne University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 942
Women 1,744

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Lenoir-Rhyne University serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 78 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lenoir Rhyne University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 78%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,700 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 9.4%
Part time Undergrads 4.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198835 IPEDS survey data for Lenoir Rhyne University.