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AU Demographics & Diversity

Anderson, South 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 AU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Anderson University students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 8%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 101% more female students than male students enrolled at Anderson University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Anderson University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Anderson University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,140
Women 2,289

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

AU serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 76 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Anderson University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 76%
Out of State 23%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,100 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,429
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.9%
Part time Undergrads 8.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217633 IPEDS survey data for Anderson University.