Charleston Southern University

CSU Demographics & Diversity Report

What does the CSU student population look like? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the country. The results of the Charleston Southern University 2021 diversity report are below.

CSU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Charleston Southern University?

CSU total enrollment is approximately 3,477 students.

2,558 are undergraduates and 124 are graduate students.

CSU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time CSU undergraduate population is made up of 64% women, and 36% men.

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CSU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,565
Black or African American 466
Unknown 223
Hispanic 119
Multi-Ethnic 96
Asian 42
International 33
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

CSU Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 81% of full-time grad students are women, and 19% men.

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CSU Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 86
Unknown 17
Black or African American 12
Asian 5
Multi-Ethnic 2
International 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

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Above Average in Overall Diversity Nationwide

CSU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,147 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1147 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  67.38 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 CSU Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

CSU is ranked 1,824 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1824 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  51.89 out of 100
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CSU racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

CSU Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,072
Black or African American 688
Unknown 334
Hispanic 142
Multi-Ethnic 119
Asian 55
International 47
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Charleston Southern University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 509
Black or African American 50
Asian 9
Multi-Ethnic 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

CSU ranks 2,099 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2099 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  44.63 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 2,212 female students and 1,265 male students at CSU.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of CSU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  98.12 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 298 female teachers and 287 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

21.84% Out of State
0.41% Out of the Country

CSU ranks 834 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

21.84% of CSU students come from out of state, and 0.41% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  61 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 28 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
South Carolina 560
Florida 26
Georgia 25
North Carolina 21
Virginia 13

International Students at CSU

Students from 28 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Canada, and Brazil.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
57.88% 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  78.48 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At CSU, 57.88% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,041
20-21 980
22-24 527
35 and over 370
25-29 350
30-34 203
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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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