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Mississippi State, Mississippi

Mississippi State University Demographics & Diversity

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 Mississippi State University are mostly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 28% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

Racial demographics of Mississippi State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 72%
Black 20%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 0.2% more male students than female students enrolled at Mississippi State University with a gender ratio of 50% men to 50% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mississippi State University has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Gender ratio of Mississippi State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 50%
Women 50%
Enrollment by gender for Mississippi State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 10,999
Women 10,975

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Mississippi State University serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 58 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mississippi State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 58%
Out of State 42%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,465 per year

33% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
21,974
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 9.5%
Part time Undergrads 7.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.