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MUW Demographics & Diversity

Columbus, Mississippi

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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 MUW are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mississippi University for Women students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 37%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

There are 308% more female students than male students enrolled at Mississippi University for Women with a gender ratio of 80% women to 20% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MUW has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mississippi University for Women students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 20%
Women 80%
Enrollment by gender for Mississippi University for Women students
Gender Number of Students
Men 532
Women 2,172

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MUW serves a very low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 81 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mississippi University for Women students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 81%
Out of State 18%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,147 per year

65% 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 30.2%
Part time Undergrads 10%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176035 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi University for Women.