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Liberty University Demographics & Diversity

Lynchburg, Virginia

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 Liberty University are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Liberty University students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 13%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 31%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 44% more female students than male students enrolled at Liberty University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Liberty University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Liberty University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Liberty University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 32,437
Women 46,715

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Liberty University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 74% of the student body residing outside of Virginia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Liberty University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 71%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,401 per year

29% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
79,152
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 60.5%
Part time Undergrads 44.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232557 IPEDS survey data for Liberty University.

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