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MSU Demographics & Diversity

Bozeman, Montana

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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 MSU are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has very low racial diversity. 14% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Montana State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 86%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 8% more male students than female students enrolled at Montana State University with a gender ratio of 52% men to 48% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MSU has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Montana State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 52%
Women 48%
Enrollment by gender for Montana State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 8,671
Women 8,010

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

MSU serves a high number of out-of-state students with 65% of the student body residing outside of Montana or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Montana State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 35%
Out of State 65%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$53,207 per year

18% 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 13.9%
Part time Undergrads 14.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180461 IPEDS survey data for Montana State University.