Catawba College

Catawba Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the Catawba student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the U.S. The results of the Catawba College 2021 diversity report are below.

Catawba Student Population

1,324 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Catawba College?

Catawba total enrollment is approximately 1,324 students.

Catawba Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Catawba undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Catawba Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 738
Black or African American 253
Hispanic 103
Multi-Ethnic 49
International 36
Unknown 23
Asian 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Catawba achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #709 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  709 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  79.85 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Catawba Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Catawba overall diversity is higher than the national average, although some aspects of their diversity may be stronger than others.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Catawba is ranked 1,772 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1772 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  53.26 out of 100
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The racial/ethnic diversity at Catawba is average. Check the demographics and see if it's enough diversity for you.

Catawba Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 779
Black or African American 285
Hispanic 125
Multi-Ethnic 49
International 36
Unknown 29
Asian 11
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Catawba College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 277
Black or African American 35
Asian 5
Multi-Ethnic 2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Catawba.

Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Catawba ranks 517 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  517 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  86.38 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 726 female students and 598 male students at Catawba.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Catawba is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.40 out of 100.
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There are more male teachers than female teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 166 female teachers and 168 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

22.85% Out of State
2.58% Out of the Country

Catawba ranks 1,114 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

22.85% of Catawba students come from out of state, and 2.58% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  48 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 18 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
North Carolina 260
South Carolina 17
Georgia 14
Florida 11
Virginia 10

International Students at Catawba

Students from 24 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from United Kingdom, Germany, and Iceland.

Learn more about international students at Catawba.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
74.78% 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  67.03 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Catawba, 74.78% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 561
20-21 438
35 and over 123
22-24 121
25-29 42
30-34 26
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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