Allen University Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, South Carolina

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Allen University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Allen University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Allen University students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 98%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 22% more male students than female students enrolled at Allen University with a gender ratio of 55% men to 45% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Allen University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Allen University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 55%
Women 45%
Enrollment by gender for Allen University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 408
Women 335

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Allen University serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Allen University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,460 per year

96% 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 9.9%
Part time Undergrads 3.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217624 IPEDS survey data for Allen University.