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Murray State University Demographics & Diversity

Murray, 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 Murray State University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Murray State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 70% more female students than male students enrolled at Murray State University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Murray State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Murray State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Murray State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,500
Women 5,949

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Murray State University serves a low number of students outside of Kentucky, with 61 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Murray State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 61%
Out of State 37%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$48,948 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
9,449
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18%
Part time Undergrads 10.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157401 IPEDS survey data for Murray State University.