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Lee University Demographics & Diversity

Cleveland, Tennessee

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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 Lee University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lee University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 5%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 54% more female students than male students enrolled at Lee University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Lee University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Lee University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Lee University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,544
Women 2,383

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Lee University serves a low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 48 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lee University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 48%
Out of State 50%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,528 per year

30% 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 20.7%
Part time Undergrads 8.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220613 IPEDS survey data for Lee University.