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Michigan State Demographics & Diversity

East Lansing, Michigan

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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 Michigan State are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Michigan State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 13%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at Michigan State University with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Michigan State has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Michigan State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Michigan State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 23,541
Women 26,482

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Michigan State serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 71 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Michigan State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 71%
Out of State 21%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,140 per year

21% 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 3.2%
Part time Undergrads 8.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171100 IPEDS survey data for Michigan State University.