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ISU Demographics & Diversity

Normal, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at ISU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Illinois State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 8%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 31% more female students than male students enrolled at Illinois State University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% 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 Illinois State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Illinois State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,942
Women 11,693

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ISU serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Illinois State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$74,746 per year

30% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
20,635
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.5%
Part time Undergrads 6.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145813 IPEDS survey data for Illinois State University.