#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

VCU Demographics & Diversity

Richmond, 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 VCU are predominantly White with a smaller Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 50% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Virginia Commonwealth University students
Race Percent of Students
White 50%
Black 18%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 80% more female students than male students enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, VCU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Commonwealth University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Commonwealth University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,044
Women 18,038

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

VCU serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Commonwealth University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,221 per year

32% 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 14.9%
Part time Undergrads 11.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234030 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Commonwealth University.