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 DSU are mostly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has low racial diversity. 24% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Dickinson State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 6%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

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

Male to female gender ratio for Dickinson State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for Dickinson State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 555
Women 837

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

DSU serves a low number of students outside of North Dakota, with 63 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Dickinson State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 63%
Out of State 34%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,555 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,392
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 22.5%
Part time Undergrads 21.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200059 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson State University.