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St. Cloud State University Demographics & Diversity

Saint Cloud, 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 St. Cloud State University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 27% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Saint Cloud State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 73%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 26% more female students than male students enrolled at Saint Cloud State University with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, St. Cloud State University has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Saint Cloud State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Saint Cloud State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,767
Women 6,007

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

St. Cloud 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 Saint Cloud State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 87%
Out of State 10%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,422 per year

35% 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 13.3%
Part time Undergrads 17.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174783 IPEDS survey data for Saint Cloud State University.