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Howard College Demographics & Diversity

Big Spring, 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 Howard College are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Howard 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 Howard College students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 3%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 78% more female students than male students enrolled at Howard College with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Howard College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Howard College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Howard College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,321
Women 2,353

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Howard College serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 94 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Howard College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 94%
Out of State 5%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,997 per year

59% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,674
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17%
Part time Undergrads 78.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225520 IPEDS survey data for Howard College.