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Virginia Union University Demographics & Diversity

Richmond, 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 Virginia Union University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 99% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Virginia Union University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Virginia Union University students
Race Percent of Students
White 1%
Black 94%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 0.2% more female students than male students enrolled at Virginia Union University with a gender ratio of 50% women to 50% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Virginia Union University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Virginia Union University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for Virginia Union University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 929
Women 931

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Virginia Union University serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 60 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Virginia Union University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 60%
Out of State 39%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,784 per year

65% 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 8.6%
Part time Undergrads 1.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234164 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Union University.