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Southern Illinois University Demographics & Diversity

Carbondale, Illinois

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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 Southern Illinois University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 36% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students
Race Percent of Students
White 64%
Black 19%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are more students than students enrolled at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a gender ratio of . Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern Illinois University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,633
Women 5,633

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southern Illinois University serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 81 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 81%
Out of State 17%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,313 per year

33% 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 18.6%
Part time Undergrads 12.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149222 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.