Nicholls State University Demographics & Diversity

Thibodaux, Louisiana

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 Nicholls State University are primarily White with a smaller Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 32% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Nicholls State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 68%
Black 20%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 88% more female students than male students enrolled at Nicholls State University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Nicholls State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Nicholls State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Nicholls State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,238
Women 4,215

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Nicholls State University serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Nicholls State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 3%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,304 per year

46% 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 16.6%
Part time Undergrads 12.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159966 IPEDS survey data for Nicholls State University.

More Louisiana Colleges

Search All