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Southwestern Community College Demographics & Diversity

Sylva, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southwestern Community College are mostly White with a small American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwestern Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 9%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 67% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwestern Community College with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southwestern Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwestern Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Southwestern Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 845
Women 1,414

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southwestern Community College serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwestern Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,351 per year

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

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,259
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.5%
Part time Undergrads 53.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199731 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Community College.