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University of Charleston Demographics & Diversity

Charleston, West Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Charleston are mainly White with a small Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 42% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Charleston students
Race Percent of Students
White 58%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 7%
Race Unknown 22%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 51% more male students than female students enrolled at University of Charleston with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Charleston has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Charleston students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for University of Charleston students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,842
Women 1,217

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

University of Charleston serves a low number of students outside of West Virginia, with 57 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Charleston students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 57%
Out of State 30%
Foreign 14%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,707 per year

28% 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 37.1%
Part time Undergrads 24.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237312 IPEDS survey data for University of Charleston.