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Salem College Demographics & Diversity

Winston Salem, 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 Salem College are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Salem College students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 22%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Salem College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Salem College with a gender ratio of 96% women to 4% men.  Though it is a women's college, 3.68% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Salem College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Salem College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 4%
Women 96%
Enrollment by gender for Salem College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 31
Women 811

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Salem College serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 73 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Salem College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 73%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,058 per year

47% 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 29.2%
Part time Undergrads 17.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199607 IPEDS survey data for Salem College.