Northwestern College Demographics & Diversity

Orange City, Iowa

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 Northwestern College are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwestern College students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 65% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwestern College with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwestern College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwestern College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Northwestern College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 491
Women 808

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Northwestern College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 54% of the student body residing outside of Iowa or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwestern College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 52%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$58,600 per year

28% 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 3.2%
Part time Undergrads 2.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154101 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.