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Bemidji State University Demographics & Diversity

Bemidji, Minnesota

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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 Bemidji State University are mostly White with a small Multiracial population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bemidji State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 35% more female students than male students enrolled at Bemidji State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bemidji State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Bemidji State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Bemidji State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,944
Women 2,633

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Bemidji State University serves a very low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 87 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bemidji State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,158 per year

31% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
4,577
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 24.2%
Part time Undergrads 23.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173124 IPEDS survey data for Bemidji State University.