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 CofC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of College of Charleston students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 87% more female students than male students enrolled at College of Charleston with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CofC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for College of Charleston students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for College of Charleston students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,756
Women 7,027

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

CofC serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 52 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for College of Charleston students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 52%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,962 per year

24% 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 8.4%
Part time Undergrads 5.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217819 IPEDS survey data for College of Charleston.

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