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SIUE Demographics & Diversity

Edwardsville, 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 SIUE are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% 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 Edwardsville students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 15%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 21% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a gender ratio of 55% women to 45% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SIUE has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 45%
Women 55%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,018
Women 7,263

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SIUE serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 16%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$59,952 per year

35% 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 14%
Part time Undergrads 15.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149231 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.