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VMI Demographics & Diversity

Lexington, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at VMI are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Virginia Military Institute students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

There are 549% more male students than female students enrolled at Virginia Military Institute with a gender ratio of 87% men to 13% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, VMI has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Military Institute students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 87%
Women 13%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Military Institute students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,310
Women 202

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

VMI serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Military Institute students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$73,425 per year

19% 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 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234085 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Military Institute.