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Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Wilkes Community College Demographics & Diversity

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 Wilkes Community College are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 13% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Wilkes Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 87%
Black 4%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 23% more female students than male students enrolled at Wilkes Community College with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wilkes Community College has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of Wilkes Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Wilkes Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,166
Women 1,435

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Wilkes 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 Wilkes Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$45,971 per year

69% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,601
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.5%
Part time Undergrads 30.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199926 IPEDS survey data for Wilkes Community College.