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Michigan Tech Demographics & Diversity

Houghton, Michigan

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Michigan Tech are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Michigan Technological University students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 140% more male students than female students enrolled at Michigan Technological University with a gender ratio of 71% men to 29% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Michigan Tech has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Michigan Technological University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 71%
Women 29%
Enrollment by gender for Michigan Technological University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,946
Women 2,062

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

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

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$61,737 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 4.5%
Part time Undergrads 5.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171128 IPEDS survey data for Michigan Technological University.