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Southwest Virginia Demographics & Diversity

Richlands, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southwest Virginia are almost exclusively White with a small Black population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 5% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwest Virginia Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 95%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 82% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southwest Virginia has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwest Virginia Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Southwest Virginia Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 842
Women 1,531

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southwest Virginia serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwest Virginia Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$35,309 per year

78% 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 25.6%
Part time Undergrads 37.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233648 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Virginia Community College.