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Northwestern College Demographics & Diversity

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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 Northwestern College are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 16% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwestern College students
Race Percent of Students
White 84%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 59% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwestern College with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwestern College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwestern College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Northwestern College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,400
Women 2,223

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Northwestern College serves a very low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 75 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwestern College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 75%
Out of State 23%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,065 per year

29% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,623
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.4%
Part time Undergrads 13.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174491 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.