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ULM Demographics & Diversity

Monroe, 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 ULM are primarily White with a sizeable Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 38% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Louisiana Monroe students
Race Percent of Students
White 62%
Black 25%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 111% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Louisiana Monroe with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, ULM has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Louisiana Monroe students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for University of Louisiana Monroe students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,807
Women 5,911

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

ULM serves a very low number of students outside of Louisiana, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Louisiana Monroe students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 6%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,063 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 11.9%
Part time Undergrads 16.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159993 IPEDS survey data for University of Louisiana Monroe.