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University of Missouri-Columbia Demographics & Diversity

Columbia, Missouri

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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 University of Missouri-Columbia are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 21% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Missouri Columbia students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 8%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 4%
Race Unknown 0%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 18% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Missouri Columbia with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Missouri-Columbia has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Missouri Columbia students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for University of Missouri Columbia students
Gender Number of Students
Men 13,688
Women 16,155

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

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

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Missouri Columbia students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 68%
Out of State 31%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$66,484 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
29,843
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 3.4%
Part time Undergrads 5.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178396 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Columbia.