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SUNY-Potsdam Demographics & Diversity

Potsdam, New York

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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 SUNY-Potsdam are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 35% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of SUNY College at Potsdam students
Race Percent of Students
White 65%
Black 10%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 6%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 72% more female students than male students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam with a gender ratio of 63% women to 37% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SUNY-Potsdam has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for SUNY College at Potsdam students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 37%
Women 63%
Enrollment by gender for SUNY College at Potsdam students
Gender Number of Students
Men 893
Women 1,534

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SUNY-Potsdam serves a very low number of students outside of New York, with 95 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for SUNY College at Potsdam students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 95%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$56,041 per year

44% 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 5.4%
Part time Undergrads 2.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196200 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Potsdam.