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Fairmont State Demographics & Diversity

Fairmont, West 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 Fairmont State are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Fairmont State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 50% more female students than male students enrolled at Fairmont State University with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Fairmont State has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Fairmont State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Fairmont State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,425
Women 2,137

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Fairmont State serves a very low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 88 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Fairmont State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 88%
Out of State 11%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,179 per year

46% 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 22.4%
Part time Undergrads 12.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237367 IPEDS survey data for Fairmont State University.