Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield State College Demographics & Diversity

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 Bluefield State College are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Bluefield State College students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 9%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 81% more female students than male students enrolled at Bluefield State College with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bluefield State College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bluefield State College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Bluefield State College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 454
Women 821

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bluefield State College serves a very low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bluefield State College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$36,594 per year

56% 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 36.3%
Part time Undergrads 16.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237215 IPEDS survey data for Bluefield State College.