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UofSC Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, South Carolina

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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 UofSC are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). 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

There are 25% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Carolina Columbia with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% 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 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Carolina Columbia students
Gender Number of Students
Men 15,767
Women 19,703

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UofSC serves a low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 59 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 59%
Out of State 40%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,188 per year

18% 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 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.