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 MSU Moorhead are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Minnesota State University Moorhead students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 66% more female students than male students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MSU Moorhead has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Minnesota State University Moorhead students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Minnesota State University Moorhead students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,201
Women 3,659

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

MSU Moorhead serves a low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 65 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Minnesota State University Moorhead students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 65%
Out of State 31%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,641 per year

29% 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 18%
Part time Undergrads 15.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174358 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Moorhead.