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PVAMU Demographics & Diversity

Prairie View, Texas

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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 PVAMU are mostly Black with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Prairie View A & M University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Prairie View A & M University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 86%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 77% more female students than male students enrolled at Prairie View A & M University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, PVAMU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Prairie View A & M University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Prairie View A & M University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,432
Women 6,084

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

PVAMU serves a very low number of students outside of Texas, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Prairie View A & M University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,579 per year

69% 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 12.1%
Part time Undergrads 8.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227526 IPEDS survey data for Prairie View A & M University.