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 students of color. 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%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 34% more male students than female students enrolled at Averett University with a gender ratio of 57% men to 43% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, AU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Averett University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 57%
Women 43%
Enrollment by gender for Averett University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 551
Women 410

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

AU serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 44 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Averett University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 44%
Out of State 47%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,009 per year

53% 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.