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NC State Demographics & Diversity

Raleigh, 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 NC State are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 14% more male students than female students enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NC State has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
Gender Number of Students
Men 18,917
Women 16,562

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NC State 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 North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,180 per year

19% 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 8.8%
Part time Undergrads 7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199193 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina State University at Raleigh.