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CSU Demographics & Diversity

Charleston, South Carolina

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CSU are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Charleston Southern University students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 26%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 65% more female students than male students enrolled at Charleston Southern University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Charleston Southern University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Charleston Southern University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,286
Women 2,128

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSU serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 75 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Charleston Southern University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 75%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,179 per year

44% 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 23%
Part time Undergrads 10.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217688 IPEDS survey data for Charleston Southern University.