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ESU Demographics & Diversity

Emporia, Kansas

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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 ESU are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 30% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Emporia State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 70%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 8%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 97% more female students than male students enrolled at Emporia State University with a gender ratio of 66% women to 34% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ESU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Emporia State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 34%
Women 66%
Enrollment by gender for Emporia State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,952
Women 3,844

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ESU serves a very low number of students outside of Kansas, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Emporia State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,675 per year

38% 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 13.1%
Part time Undergrads 5.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155025 IPEDS survey data for Emporia State University.