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Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherd University 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 Shepherd University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 18% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Shepherd University students
Race Percent of Students
White 82%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 34% more female students than male students enrolled at Shepherd University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Shepherd University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Shepherd University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Shepherd University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,559
Women 2,089

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Shepherd University serves a low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 64 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Shepherd University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 64%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,744 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,648
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24%
Part time Undergrads 11.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237792 IPEDS survey data for Shepherd University.