Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northwest are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Northwest Missouri State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 36% more female students than male students enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwest has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Northwest Missouri State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Northwest Missouri State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,903
Women 3,954

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

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

Enrollment by geographic location for Northwest Missouri State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 31%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$55,791 per year

38% 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 4.2%
Part time Undergrads 6.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178624 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Missouri State University.

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