Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SWU are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Wesleyan University students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 28%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 90% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Wesleyan University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SWU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Wesleyan University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Wesleyan University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 535
Women 1,016

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

SWU serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 69 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Wesleyan University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 69%
Out of State 30%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,696 per year

49% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,551
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 43.8%
Part time Undergrads 1.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217776 IPEDS survey data for Southern Wesleyan University.