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University of South Carolina-Upstate Demographics & Diversity

Spartanburg, 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 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 people of color (BIPOC). 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%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 116% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Carolina Upstate with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% 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 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Carolina Upstate students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,557
Women 3,356

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

University of South Carolina-Upstate serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 92 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 92%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,689 per year

58% 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 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.