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Storm Lake, Iowa

Buena Vista University Demographics & Diversity

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 Buena Vista University are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Buena Vista University students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 4%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 111% more female students than male students enrolled at Buena Vista University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Buena Vista University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Buena Vista University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Buena Vista University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 593
Women 1,253

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Buena Vista University serves a low number of students outside of Iowa, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Buena Vista University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$51,579 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,846
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 37.7%
Part time Undergrads 11.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153001 IPEDS survey data for Buena Vista University.