Blue Ridge Community College

BRCC Demographics & Diversity Report

College Factual's 2021 diversity report highlights the racial demographics, age range, gender ratios, and geographic origins of BRCC students.

BRCC Student Population

3,834 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Blue Ridge Community College?

BRCC total enrollment is approximately 3,834 students.

BRCC Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BRCC undergraduate population is made up of 52% women, and 48% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BRCC Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 879
Hispanic 176
Black or African American 42
Multi-Ethnic 36
Unknown 34
Asian 27
International 16
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BRCC achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #2,093 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  2093 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  40.45 out of 100
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Some schools are more diverse in different categories, some are less. This school ranks close to average in overall diversity, and some categories may be more diverse than others. The diversity categories measured on this page are student race/ethnicity, gender, age, and location.

How Does BRCC Diversity Compare to National Averages?


BRCC is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BRCC is ranked 2,277 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2277 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  39.93 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BRCC Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,730
Hispanic 508
Black or African American 183
Unknown 166
Multi-Ethnic 118
Asian 85
International 39
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

Slightly Unbalanced Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

BRCC ranks 1,499 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1499 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  60.46 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 2,273 female students and 1,561 male students at BRCC.

Learn more about international students at BRCC.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
42.17% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  84.01 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BRCC, 42.17% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,129
20-21 642
22-24 464
25-29 397
35 and over 341
30-34 219
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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