Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Furman are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Furman University students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 56% more female students than male students enrolled at Furman University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Furman has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Furman University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Furman University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,151
Women 1,796

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Furman serves a high number of out-of-state students with 75% of the student body residing outside of South Carolina or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Furman University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 26%
Out of State 71%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,867 per year

14% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,947
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 2.9%
Part time Undergrads 3.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218070 IPEDS survey data for Furman University.

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