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Union University Demographics & Diversity

Jackson, 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 Union University are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Union University students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 19%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 101% more female students than male students enrolled at Union University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Union University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Union University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Union University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 972
Women 1,958

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Union University serves a low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 62 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Union University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 62%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,820 per year

36% 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 28.3%
Part time Undergrads 16.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221971 IPEDS survey data for Union University.