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Macalester College Demographics & Diversity

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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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 Macalester College are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Macalester College students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 2%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 14%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 47% more female students than male students enrolled at Macalester College with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Macalester College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Macalester College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Macalester College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 879
Women 1,295

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Macalester College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of Minnesota or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Macalester College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 18%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 17%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,692 per year

19% 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 0.1%
Part time Undergrads 1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173902 IPEDS survey data for Macalester College.