Salem, West Virginia

Salem International University Demographics & Diversity

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Salem International University are predominantly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 61% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Salem International University students
Race Percent of Students
White 39%
Black 24%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 2%
International 8%
Race Unknown 17%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Salem International University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Salem International University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Salem International University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Salem International University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 425
Women 565

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Salem International University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 79% of the student body residing outside of West Virginia or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Salem International University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 21%
Out of State 59%
Foreign 20%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,416 per year

71% 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 45.8%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237783 IPEDS survey data for Salem International University.