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EMU Demographics & Diversity

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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 EMU are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Mennonite University students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 10%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 91% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Mennonite University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, EMU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Mennonite University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Mennonite University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 497
Women 947

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

EMU serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Mennonite University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,648 per year

30% 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 25.9%
Part time Undergrads 9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232043 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Mennonite University.