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ESCC Demographics & Diversity

Melfa, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ESCC are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 55% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Eastern Shore Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 45%
Black 38%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 57% more female students than male students enrolled at Eastern Shore Community College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ESCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Eastern Shore Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Eastern Shore Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 254
Women 400

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ESCC serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Eastern Shore Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 1%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$39,719 per year

72% 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 30.9%
Part time Undergrads 65.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232052 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Shore Community College.