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Ferrum College Demographics & Diversity

Ferrum, 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 Ferrum College are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 48% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ferrum College students
Race Percent of Students
White 52%
Black 34%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 40% more male students than female students enrolled at Ferrum College with a gender ratio of 58% men to 42% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Ferrum College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Ferrum College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 58%
Women 42%
Enrollment by gender for Ferrum College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 499
Women 356

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Ferrum College serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ferrum College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,937 per year

48% 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 3.5%
Part time Undergrads 1.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232089 IPEDS survey data for Ferrum College.