Missouri State University-West Plains Demographics & Diversity

West Plains, 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-West Plains are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 15% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Missouri State University West Plains students
Race Percent of Students
White 85%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 3%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 81% more female students than male students enrolled at Missouri State University West Plains with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Missouri State University-West Plains has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Missouri State University West Plains students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Missouri State University West Plains students
Gender Number of Students
Men 666
Women 1,203

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Missouri State University-West Plains serves a very low number of students outside of Missouri, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Missouri State University West Plains students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$35,977 per year

66% 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 31.2%
Part time Undergrads 31%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179344 IPEDS survey data for Missouri State University West Plains.

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