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AU Demographics & Diversity

Danville, Virginia

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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 AU are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Averett University students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 33%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more female students than male students enrolled at Averett University with a gender ratio of 52% women to 48% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Averett University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 48%
Women 52%
Enrollment by gender for Averett University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 652
Women 711

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

AU serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 46 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Averett University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 45%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,009 per year

44% 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 8.8%
Part time Undergrads 2.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231420 IPEDS survey data for Averett University.