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 Missouri Southern are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 23% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Missouri Southern State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 64% more female students than male students enrolled at Missouri Southern State University with a gender ratio of 62% women to 38% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Missouri Southern has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Missouri Southern State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 38%
Women 62%
Enrollment by gender for Missouri Southern State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,279
Women 3,727

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

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

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

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,217 per year

53% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,006
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 27.7%
Part time Undergrads 20.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178341 IPEDS survey data for Missouri Southern State University.