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Southern Adventist University Demographics & Diversity

Collegedale, Tennessee

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southern Adventist University are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Adventist University students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 11%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 4%
International 5%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 39% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Adventist University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern Adventist University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Adventist University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Adventist University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,144
Women 1,586

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Southern Adventist University serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 79% of the student body residing outside of Tennessee or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Adventist University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 76%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$60,144 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 12%
Part time Undergrads 12.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221661 IPEDS survey data for Southern Adventist University.