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Arkansas State University Demographics & Diversity

Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Arkansas State University are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 26% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Arkansas State University Main Campus students
Race Percent of Students
White 74%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 65% more female students than male students enrolled at Arkansas State University Main Campus with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Arkansas State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Arkansas State University Main Campus students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Arkansas State University Main Campus students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,175
Women 8,534

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Arkansas State University serves a very low number of students outside of Arkansas, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Arkansas State University Main Campus students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,159 per year

41% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 19.3%
Part time Undergrads 18.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106458 IPEDS survey data for Arkansas State University Main Campus.