Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SU are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Shenandoah University students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 11%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 13%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 99% more female students than male students enrolled at Shenandoah University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Shenandoah University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Shenandoah University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,275
Women 2,542

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

SU serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 54 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shenandoah University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 54%
Out of State 45%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,666 per year

26% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,817
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.2%
Part time Undergrads 3.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233541 IPEDS survey data for Shenandoah University.