Missouri State University-Springfield Demographics & Diversity

Springfield, Missouri

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 Missouri State University-Springfield are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 19% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Missouri State University Springfield students
Race Percent of Students
White 81%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Missouri State University Springfield with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Missouri State University-Springfield has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Missouri State University Springfield students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Missouri State University Springfield students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9,733
Women 13,964

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Missouri State University-Springfield serves a very low number of students outside of Missouri, with 86 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Missouri State University Springfield students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 86%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,273 per year

32% 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 12.6%
Part time Undergrads 12.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179566 IPEDS survey data for Missouri State University Springfield.

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