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 Cairn are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Cairn University students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 14%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at Cairn University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Cairn has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of Cairn University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Cairn University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 493
Women 650

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Cairn serves a high number of out-of-state students with 56% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Cairn University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 55%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,912 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,143
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.9%
Part time Undergrads 6.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215114 IPEDS survey data for Cairn University.