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North Carolina Wesleyan College Demographics & Diversity

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at North Carolina Wesleyan College are predominantly Black with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 68% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

North Carolina Wesleyan College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of North Carolina Wesleyan College students
Race Percent of Students
White 32%
Black 46%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 5%
Race Unknown 11%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 28% more female students than male students enrolled at North Carolina Wesleyan College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, North Carolina Wesleyan College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for North Carolina Wesleyan College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for North Carolina Wesleyan College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 892
Women 1,142

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

North Carolina Wesleyan College serves a low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for North Carolina Wesleyan College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,249 per year

62% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,034
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 52.3%
Part time Undergrads 18.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199209 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Wesleyan College.