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Central College Demographics & Diversity

Pella, Iowa

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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 Central College are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 13% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Central College students
Race Percent of Students
White 87%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 9% more male students than female students enrolled at Central College with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Central College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Central College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for Central College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 585
Women 535

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Central College serves a low number of students outside of Iowa, with 74 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Central College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 74%
Out of State 26%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,591 per year

29% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,120
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.5%
Part time Undergrads 1.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153108 IPEDS survey data for Central College.