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University of South Alabama Demographics & Diversity

Mobile, Alabama

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of South Alabama are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of South Alabama students
Race Percent of Students
White 59%
Black 24%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 112% more female students than male students enrolled at University of South Alabama with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of South Alabama has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of South Alabama students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for University of South Alabama students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,562
Women 9,662

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

University of South Alabama serves a low number of students outside of Alabama, with 72 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of South Alabama students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 72%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,919 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,224
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.9%
Part time Undergrads 17.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102094 IPEDS survey data for University of South Alabama.