South Carolina State University Demographics & Diversity

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at South Carolina State University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 98% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

South Carolina State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of South Carolina State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 2%
Black 96%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 23% more female students than male students enrolled at South Carolina State University with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, South Carolina State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for South Carolina State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for South Carolina State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,358
Women 1,664

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

South Carolina State University serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for South Carolina State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,129 per year

81% 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 8.8%
Part time Undergrads 7.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218733 IPEDS survey data for South Carolina State University.

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