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ISU Demographics & Diversity

Pocatello, Idaho

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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 ISU are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Idaho State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 1%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 14%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 30% more female students than male students enrolled at Idaho State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ISU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Idaho State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Idaho State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,386
Women 6,977

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ISU serves a very low number of students outside of Idaho, with 92 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Idaho State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 92%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$52,463 per year

47% 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 29.3%
Part time Undergrads 23.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142276 IPEDS survey data for Idaho State University.