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 CNU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Christopher Newport University students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 5%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Christopher Newport University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CNU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of Christopher Newport University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Christopher Newport University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,182
Women 2,775

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CNU serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Christopher Newport University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$79,798 per year

12% 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 1.4%
Part time Undergrads 1.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231712 IPEDS survey data for Christopher Newport University.