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Southwest Minnesota State University Demographics & Diversity

Marshall, Minnesota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southwest Minnesota State University are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 20% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwest Minnesota State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 80%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 60% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwest Minnesota State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southwest Minnesota State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwest Minnesota State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Southwest Minnesota State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,795
Women 4,464

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Southwest Minnesota State University serves a low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 71 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwest Minnesota State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 71%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,697 per year

41% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
7,259
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.3%
Part time Undergrads 19.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175078 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Minnesota State University.