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 Central are mostly White with a smaller 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 University of Central Missouri students
Race Percent of Students
White 77%
Black 11%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Central Missouri with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Central has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Central Missouri students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for University of Central Missouri students
Gender Number of Students
Men 4,957
Women 6,530

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Central serves a very low number of students outside of Missouri, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Central Missouri students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 13%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$57,730 per year

39% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
11,487
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 15.4%
Part time Undergrads 11.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176965 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Missouri.

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