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Columbia College Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, 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 Columbia College are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia College students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 34%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Columbia College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia College with a gender ratio of 86% women to 14% men.  Though it is a women's college, 13.79% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 14%
Women 86%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 168
Women 1,050

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Columbia College serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 20%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,463 per year

67% 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 50.3%
Part time Undergrads 25.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217934 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College.