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National College-Salem Demographics & Diversity

Salem, 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 National College-Salem are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 54% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of National College Salem students
Race Percent of Students
White 46%
Black 27%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 22%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

There are 327% more female students than male students enrolled at National College Salem with a gender ratio of 81% women to 19% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, National College-Salem has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for National College Salem students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 19%
Women 81%
Enrollment by gender for National College Salem students
Gender Number of Students
Men 211
Women 902

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

National College-Salem serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 87% of the student body residing outside of Virginia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for National College Salem students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 13%
Out of State 85%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,753 per year

86% 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 83%
Part time Undergrads 53.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232797 IPEDS survey data for National College Salem.