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University of South Carolina-Upstate Demographics & Diversity

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of South Carolina-Upstate are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 44% 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 Upstate students
Race Percent of Students
White 56%
Black 29%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 94% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Carolina Upstate with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of South Carolina-Upstate 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 Upstate students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Carolina Upstate students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,099
Women 4,076

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of South Carolina-Upstate serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of South Carolina Upstate students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,689 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,175
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.3%
Part time Undergrads 18.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218742 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Upstate.