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Harris-Stowe State University Demographics & Diversity

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Harris-Stowe State University are mostly Black with a small White population. The school has very low racial diversity. 93% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

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

Racial demographics of Harris Stowe State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 7%
Black 82%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 99% more female students than male students enrolled at Harris Stowe State University with a gender ratio of 67% women to 33% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Harris-Stowe State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Harris Stowe State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 33%
Women 67%
Enrollment by gender for Harris Stowe State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 573
Women 1,143

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Harris-Stowe State University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 53% of the student body residing outside of Missouri or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Harris Stowe State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 47%
Out of State 52%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,579 per year

88% 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 33.3%
Part time Undergrads 24.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177551 IPEDS survey data for Harris Stowe State University.