Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at WSCC are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 11% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Walters State Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 89%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 67% more female students than male students enrolled at Walters State Community College with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, WSCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Walters State Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Walters State Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,298
Women 3,846

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

WSCC serves a very low number of students outside of Tennessee, with 98 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Walters State Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 98%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,742 per year

61% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,144
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.7%
Part time Undergrads 30.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=222062 IPEDS survey data for Walters State Community College.