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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 102% more female students than male students enrolled at Radford University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% 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 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Radford University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,556
Women 5,162

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

RU serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 89 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Radford University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 89%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$67,375 per year

40% 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.