Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at LSU are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Louisiana State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 12%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 15% more female students than male students enrolled at Louisiana State University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, LSU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Louisiana State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Louisiana State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 14,426
Women 16,557

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

LSU serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 77 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Louisiana State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 77%
Out of State 22%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,504 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
30,983
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 5.2%
Part time Undergrads 5.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159391 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana State University.