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UofSC Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, South Carolina

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 UofSC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% 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 Columbia students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 10%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 22% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Carolina Columbia with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, UofSC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of South Carolina Columbia students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Carolina Columbia students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,687
Women 19,108

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

UofSC 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 University of South Carolina Columbia students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 51%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,188 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
34,795
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.9%
Part time Undergrads 6.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.


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