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MSU Demographics & Diversity

Minot, North Dakota

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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 MSU are primarily White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has medium racial diversity. 33% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Minot State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 4%
International 13%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 55% more female students than male students enrolled at Minot State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, MSU has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Minot State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Minot State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,249
Women 1,940

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

MSU serves a very low number of students outside of North Dakota, with 67 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Minot State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 24%
Foreign 9%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$47,057 per year

27% 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 25.8%
Part time Undergrads 21.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200253 IPEDS survey data for Minot State University.