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VHCC Demographics & Diversity

Abingdon, 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 VHCC are almost exclusively White with a small Multiracial population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 7% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Virginia Highlands Community College students
Race Percent of Students
White 93%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at Virginia Highlands Community College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, VHCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Highlands Community College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Highlands Community College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 783
Women 1,285

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

VHCC serves a very low number of students outside of Virginia, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Highlands Community College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,843 per year

64% 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 24.4%
Part time Undergrads 41.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233903 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Highlands Community College.