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 USC Aiken are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of South Carolina Aiken students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 27%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 91% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, USC Aiken has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of South Carolina Aiken students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Carolina Aiken students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,273
Women 2,426

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

USC Aiken serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of South Carolina Aiken students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,123 per year

44% 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 14.9%
Part time Undergrads 15.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218645 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Aiken.