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Population Comparison Between Southern Conference (SoCon) Members

Total PopulationUndergraduateGraduateOnline Classes

Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 81,952 with 48,956 female students and 32,996 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), University of North Carolina at Greensboro has the most enrolled students of 19,764, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of students of 1,698 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameTotalMenWomen
Samford University5,7291,887 3,842
Mercer University9,0063,100 5,906
University of North Carolina at Greensboro19,7646,415 13,349
Western Carolina University12,2435,244 6,999
Citadel Military College of South Carolina3,7402,892 848
Furman University2,567958 1,609
Wofford College1,764823 941
East Tennessee State University13,7135,212 8,501
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga11,7284,987 6,741
Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
Total81,952 32,99648,956

Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 64,710 with 37,510 female students and 27,200 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), University of North Carolina at Greensboro has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 15,995, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of undergraduate students of 1,698.
Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameTotalMenWomen
Samford University3,5761,151 2,425
Mercer University4,9111,770 3,141
University of North Carolina at Greensboro15,9955,291 10,704
Western Carolina University10,5174,683 5,834
Citadel Military College of South Carolina2,8582,452 406
Furman University2,345909 1,436
Wofford College1,764823 941
East Tennessee State University10,7054,249 6,456
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga10,3414,394 5,947
Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
Total64,71027,20037,510

Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon) is 64,710 with 37,510 female students and 27,200 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon).
Among the colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon), University of North Carolina at Greensboro has the most enrolled graduate students of 15,995, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of graduate students of 1,698.
Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameTotalMenWomen
Samford University3,5761,151 2,425
Mercer University4,9111,770 3,141
University of North Carolina at Greensboro15,9955,291 10,704
Western Carolina University10,5174,683 5,834
Citadel Military College of South Carolina2,8582,452 406
Furman University2,345909 1,436
Wofford College1,764823 941
East Tennessee State University10,7054,249 6,456
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga10,3414,394 5,947
Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
Total64,71027,20037,510

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between colleges in Southern Conference (SoCon). In undergraduate programs, out of total 58,903 students, 9,025 students (15.32%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 29,835 students (50.65%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 17,020 students, 6,232 students (36.62%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 4,253 students (24.99%) have learned from at least one online course.
Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Colleges In Southern Conference (SoCon)
NameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
Samford University3,576 34
(0.95%)
965
(26.99%)
2,153 501
(23.27%)
640
(29.73%)
Mercer University4,911 890
(18.12%)
1,568
(31.93%)
4,095 848
(20.71%)
1,035
(25.27%)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro15,995 4,712
(29.46%)
10,906
(68.18%)
3,769 1,936
(51.37%)
1,063
(28.20%)
Western Carolina University10,517 2,130
(20.25%)
6,272
(59.64%)
1,726 897
(51.97%)
604
(34.99%)
Citadel Military College of South Carolina2,858 120
(4.20%)
1,260
(44.09%)
882 508
(57.60%)
159
(18.03%)
Furman UniversityFurman University does not offer online courses.
Wofford CollegeWofford College does not offer online courses.
East Tennessee State University10,705 987
(9.22%)
5,721
(53.44%)
3,008 1,039
(34.54%)
421
(14.00%)
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga10,341 152
(1.47%)
3,143
(30.39%)
1,387 503
(36.27%)
331
(23.86%)
Virginia Military InstituteVirginia Military Institute does not offer online courses.
Average58,903 9,025
(15.32%)
29,835
(50.65%)
17,020 6,232
(36.62%)
4,253
(24.99%)