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 CMU - CLAS are mostly White with a small 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 Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students
Race Percent of Students
White 78%
Black 8%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 13% more female students than male students enrolled at Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CMU - CLAS has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students
Gender Number of Students
Men 540
Women 608

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

CMU - CLAS serves a low number of students outside of Missouri, with 67 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 27%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,478 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,148
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 4.7%
Part time Undergrads 1.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176947 IPEDS survey data for Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.