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St Olaf Demographics & Diversity

Northfield, 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 Olaf are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 25% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of St Olaf College students
Race Percent of Students
White 75%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 7%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 37% more female students than male students enrolled at St Olaf College with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, St Olaf has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for St Olaf College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for St Olaf College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,261
Women 1,727

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

St Olaf serves a low number of students outside of Minnesota, with 43 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for St Olaf College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 43%
Out of State 50%
Foreign 7%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,732 per year

20% 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 0.5%
Part time Undergrads 0.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174844 IPEDS survey data for St Olaf College.