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 Meredith are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Meredith College students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Meredith College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Meredith College with a gender ratio of 98% women to 2% men.  Though it is a women's college, 2.26% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Meredith has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Meredith College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 2%
Women 98%
Enrollment by gender for Meredith College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 43
Women 1,862

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Meredith serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Meredith College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,301 per year

31% 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 6.9%
Part time Undergrads 2.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198950 IPEDS survey data for Meredith College.

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