Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at BSU are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Ball State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 82% more female students than male students enrolled at Ball State University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, BSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Ball State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Ball State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,765
Women 14,119

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

BSU serves a very low number of students outside of Indiana, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Ball State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 15%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,817 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
21,884
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7%
Part time Undergrads 6.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150136 IPEDS survey data for Ball State University.

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