Mississippi Valley State University Demographics & Diversity

Itta Bena, Mississippi

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mississippi Valley State University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 97% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Mississippi Valley State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Mississippi Valley State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 3%
Black 92%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 58% more female students than male students enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mississippi Valley State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mississippi Valley State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Mississippi Valley State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 887
Women 1,398

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi Valley State University serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mississippi Valley State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$34,674 per year

73% 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 15.3%
Part time Undergrads 4.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176044 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi Valley State University.