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 Ole Miss are mostly White with a smaller Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 22% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Mississippi students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 14%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 31% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Mississippi with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Ole Miss has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Mississippi students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Mississippi students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,732
Women 12,724

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Ole Miss serves a high number of out-of-state students with 56% of the student body residing outside of Mississippi or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Mississippi students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 43%
Out of State 56%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,374 per year

22% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
22,456
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 8.6%
Part time Undergrads 7.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176017 IPEDS survey data for University of Mississippi.

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