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Peirce College Demographics & Diversity

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Peirce College are primarily Black with a smaller White population. The school has medium racial diversity. 80% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Peirce College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.

Racial demographics of Peirce College students
Race Percent of Students
White 20%
Black 69%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 161% more female students than male students enrolled at Peirce College with a gender ratio of 72% women to 28% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Peirce College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Peirce College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 28%
Women 72%
Enrollment by gender for Peirce College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 376
Women 981

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Peirce College serves a very low number of students outside of Pennsylvania, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Peirce College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,493 per year

68% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,357
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 75.6%
Part time Undergrads 81.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214883 IPEDS survey data for Peirce College.