2021 Student Population

A total of 799 students have enrolled at Philander Smith College (all undergraduate).
By gender, 277 male and 522 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 699 full-time students and 100 part-time students.
The number of students at Philander Smith College is relatively small compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas.
Philander Smith College offers online degree/certificate programs and 20 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 277 male and 522 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.53 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (more women students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

Population by Gender/Attending Status at

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 730 Black or African American students (91.36%) and 20 Hispanic students (2.50%) at Philander Smith College(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at Philander Smith College.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

Population by Race/Ethnicity at Philander Smith College
American Indian or Alaska Native101
Black or African American730248482
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander202
Two or More Races14410
Race/Ethnicity Unknown000
Total 799277522

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 704 students whose age under twenty five and 57 students whose age is over thirty years old at Philander Smith College.
Especially, 25 students are younger than eighteen and 1 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at Philander Smith College.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

Population by Student Age at Philander Smith College
Total799 277522
Under 1825 1015
18-19265 91174
20-21292 95197
22-24122 4775
25-2938 1523
30-3420 812
35-3911 38
40-4918 414
50-647 43
65 and over1 01
Total 799 277522

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At Philander Smith College, 790 students (98.87% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 20 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 18 students live in Arkansas where Philander Smith College is located in and 2 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
Number of Students
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes20
Enrolled Some in Online Classes770
Not Enrolled in Online Classes9
Online Student Population by Student Location
Number of Students
Total (Enrolled Excl.)20
Arkansas Residents18
Other State in U.S.2
Outside of U.S.0

Online Enrollment Chart