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NSU Demographics & Diversity

Natchitoches, Louisiana

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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 NSU are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwestern State University of Louisiana students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 31%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 148% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a gender ratio of 71% women to 29% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, NSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwestern State University of Louisiana students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 29%
Women 71%
Enrollment by gender for Northwestern State University of Louisiana students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,180
Women 7,901

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

NSU serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwestern State University of Louisiana students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 7%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,125 per year

53% 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 25.9%
Part time Undergrads 26.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.