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RU Demographics & Diversity

Radford, 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 RU 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 Radford University students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 13%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 108% more female students than male students enrolled at Radford University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, RU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Radford University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Radford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,919
Women 6,079

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

RU serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Radford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$67,375 per year

43% 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 5.5%
Part time Undergrads 4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233277 IPEDS survey data for Radford University.