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Southwest Baptist University Demographics & Diversity

Bolivar, 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 Southwest Baptist University are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has very low racial diversity. 17% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southwest Baptist University students
Race Percent of Students
White 83%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 0%
Race Unknown 6%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 71% more female students than male students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southwest Baptist University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southwest Baptist University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for Southwest Baptist University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,241
Women 2,116

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Southwest Baptist University serves a very low number of students outside of Missouri, with 68 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southwest Baptist University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 68%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$49,841 per year

52% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,357
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 22%
Part time Undergrads 21.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179326 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Baptist University.