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Metropolitan State University Demographics & Diversity

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Metropolitan State University are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 46% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Metropolitan State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 54%
Black 20%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 45% more female students than male students enrolled at Metropolitan State University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Metropolitan State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Metropolitan State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Metropolitan State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,204
Women 4,657

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Metropolitan State University serves a very low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 90 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Metropolitan State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 90%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,981 per year

77% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,861
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 70.4%
Part time Undergrads 63%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174020 IPEDS survey data for Metropolitan State University.