Sylva, North Carolina

Southwestern Community College Demographics & Diversity

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 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 students of color.

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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 57% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwestern Community College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southwestern Community College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Gender ratio of Southwestern Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Southwestern Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 921
Women 1,445

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southwestern Community College serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwestern Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,351 per year

63% 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 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.