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Columbia International University 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 International University are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia International University students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 10%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia International University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia International University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia International University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia International University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,100
Women 1,238

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Columbia International University serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 51 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia International University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 51%
Out of State 46%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$64,434 per year

43% 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 19.1%
Part time Undergrads 8.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217925 IPEDS survey data for Columbia International University.