Spelman College

Spelman Demographics & Diversity Report

Who is the typical student at Spelman? College Factual wanted to know the facts so we ran the numbers. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, age and location diversity of college campuses accross the United States. The results of the Spelman College 2021 diversity report are below.

Spelman Student Population

2,120 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Spelman College?

Spelman total enrollment is approximately 2,120 students.

Spelman Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Spelman undergraduate population is made up of 100% women, and 0% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Spelman Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 2,027
International 16
Multi-Ethnic 3
White 3
Asian 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Unknown 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Below Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Spelman achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #3,215 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  3215 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  8.51 out of 100
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A lower overall diversity school means the student body is not very diverse when it comes to race/ethnicity, ages, genders, and locations.

How Does Spelman Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Spelman is considered below average in terms of overall diversity on a national level. Some areas of diversity in the school may be better than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

99% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
HBCU YES

Spelman is ranked 3,568 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3568 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  5.86 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.

Spelman is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.

Spelman Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 2,065
International 16
Multi-Ethnic 5
White 3
Asian 1
Hispanic 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Unknown 0

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Spelman College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
Black or African American 516
White 53
Asian 23
Multi-Ethnic 5
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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One Gender Dominates

More Female Students

Spelman ranks 3,671 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  3671 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  3.14 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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Average Gender Ratio for Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Spelman is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  49.52 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 471 female teachers and 155 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 10% in Geographic Diversity
74.48% Out of State

Spelman ranks 171 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

74.48% of Spelman students come from out of state, and 0% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  92 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 33 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Georgia 132
California 45
Maryland 37
North Carolina 28
Texas 27

International Students at Spelman

Students from 13 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

Learn more about international students at Spelman.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
90.73% 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  45.92 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Spelman, 90.73% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,009
20-21 930
22-24 117
35 and over 12
25-29 11
30-34 5
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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