Central College

Central Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to discover how diverse the standard college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Central diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Central Student Population

1,163 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Central College?

Central total enrollment is approximately 1,163 students.

Central Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Central undergraduate population is made up of 48% women, and 53% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Central Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 932
Hispanic 78
Multi-Ethnic 33
Black or African American 30
Unknown 23
Asian 12
International 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Central achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,152 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1152 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  67.24 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 Central Diversity Compare to National Averages?


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

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Central is ranked 3,213 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3213 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  15.23 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.

Central Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 968
Hispanic 79
Multi-Ethnic 34
Black or African American 32
Unknown 24
Asian 14
International 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Central College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 469
Asian 12
Black or African American 7
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Male Students

Central ranks 23 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  23 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  99.42 out of 100
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This school is more popular with men than with women.


There are approximately 560 female students and 603 male students at Central.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Central is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  82.17 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 304 female teachers and 212 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

34.98% Out of State

Central ranks 854 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

34.98% of Central students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  60 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 17 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Iowa 210
Illinois 44
Arizona 9
Wisconsin 8
Kansas 5

International Students at Central

Students from 4 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Serbia, and Ethiopia.

Learn more about international students at Central.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
90.30% 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  45.86 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Central, 90.30% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 572
20-21 545
22-24 83
25-29 6
30-34 6
35 and over 5
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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