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The University of Montana Demographics & Diversity

Missoula, Montana

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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 The University of Montana are mostly White with a small Hispanic 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 The University of Montana students
Race Percent of Students
White 79%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 3%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 2%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 51% more female students than male students enrolled at The University of Montana with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, The University of Montana has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for The University of Montana students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for The University of Montana students
Gender Number of Students
Men 3,963
Women 5,992

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

The University of Montana serves a low number of students outside of Montana, with 55 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for The University of Montana students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 55%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,573 per year

31% 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 24.2%
Part time Undergrads 15.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180489 IPEDS survey data for The University of Montana.