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UIU Demographics & Diversity

Fayette, Iowa

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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 UIU are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Upper Iowa University students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 19%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

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

Male to female gender ratio for Upper Iowa University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Upper Iowa University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,378
Women 2,232

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

UIU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 77% of the student body residing outside of Iowa or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Upper Iowa University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 23%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 5%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,565 per year

37% 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 61.1%
Part time Undergrads 39.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154493 IPEDS survey data for Upper Iowa University.