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Morehead State University Demographics & Diversity

Morehead, Kentucky

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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 Morehead State University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 11% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Morehead State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 89%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 55% more female students than male students enrolled at Morehead State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Morehead State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Morehead State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Morehead State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,996
Women 6,199

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Morehead State University serves a very low number of students outside of Kentucky, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Morehead State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$42,103 per year

54% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
10,195
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.5%
Part time Undergrads 13.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157386 IPEDS survey data for Morehead State University.