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El Centro College Demographics & Diversity

Dallas, Texas

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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 El Centro College are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 80% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

El Centro College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of El Centro College students
Race Percent of Students
White 20%
Black 27%
Hispanic 42%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 94% more female students than male students enrolled at El Centro College with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, El Centro College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for El Centro College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for El Centro College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,989
Women 7,740

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

El Centro College serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for El Centro College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,236 per year

56% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,729
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 42.8%
Part time Undergrads 76.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=224615 IPEDS survey data for El Centro College.