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University of North Carolina at Asheville Demographics & Diversity

Asheville, North Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of North Carolina at Asheville are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of North Carolina at Asheville students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Asheville with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of North Carolina at Asheville has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of North Carolina at Asheville students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of North Carolina at Asheville students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,611
Women 2,151

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of North Carolina at Asheville serves a very low number of students outside of North Carolina, with 84 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of North Carolina at Asheville students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 84%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,376 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,762
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.1%
Part time Undergrads 9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199111 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Asheville.